China's VariFlight is poised for global expansion by partnering with Amadeus
Monday, 22 July 2019
HONG KONG, June 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers in China are used to frequent flight delays, leaving holidaymakers with disrupted itineraries and business travelers missing appointments with customers. Amadeus has partnered with China's leading aviation data technology provider, VariFlight to integrate Dynamic Flight Schedule, which will benefit over three hundred million air travelers significantly transforming VariFlight's services beyond its dominant home market in China.
VariFlight currently offers airline schedules, live flight status, and real time service data for airports and aircraft in China, covering more than 94% of global commercial flights. Travelers are kept up to date if their flight will depart on time or is delayed. This allows them to be more efficient with their time, making rescheduling easier as well as cutting down unnecessary waiting time. VariFlight provides such services through its own app which has accumulated over 180 million downloads on iOS and Android platforms, as well as partners such as Baidu and WeChat.
Following this partnership, VariFlight is geared for global expansion and adding on ancillary services such as airport transfers and online travel bookings.
*Brian Chien, Managing Director, Online Travel,** Greater China* says: "Flight disruptions have become a recurring challenge for the travel industry -- traveler capacity is growing and straining the increasing complex nature of airline networks. We are proud to be working with VariFlight to deliver advanced airline schedules monitoring capability that will benefit millions of users globally."
"We are excited to announce the integration of Amadeus flight schedule data into our VariFlight database which will enrich our content and data accuracy for our members," *said Hongfeng Zheng, Founder and CEO of VariFlight*. "With this partnership, we'll be able to further develop our services and expand globally."
Founded in 2005, VariFlight - with a vision of "living on time" - is the leading brand providing aviation data services in the world.
Inspired by the goal of addressing the problem of flight delays, VariFlight has spearheaded the realization of flight data transparency. In 2009, the company released the first version of the VariFlight app and achieved the milestone of 100% coverage on China's domestic flights. Since then, VariFlight has scaled across the globe, reaching 94% coverage of the world's commercial flights by May 2017.
VariFlight's data is used by over 300 million travelers and thousands of class-leading businesses around the world. Visit us at: www.variflight.com
*About Amadeus *
Travel powers progress. Amadeus powers travel. Amadeus' solutions connect travelers to the journeys they want through travel agents, search engines, tour operators, airlines, airports, hotels, cars and railways.
We have developed our technology in partnership with the travel industry for over 30 years. We combine a deep understanding of how people travel with the ability to design and deliver the most complex, trusted, critical systems our customers need. We help connect over 1.6 billion people a year to local travel providers in over 190 countries.
We are one company, with 16,000 employees across 70 offices. We have a global mindset and a local presence wherever our customers need us.
Our purpose is to shape the future of travel. We are passionate in our pursuit of better technology that makes better journeys.
Amadeus is an IBEX 35 company, listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under AMS.MC.
To find out more about Amadeus, visit www.amadeus.com.
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