AviationAmadeus-connected travel sellers now able to access flight content of the newly established Hong Kong start-up.

New Greater Bay Airlines taps Amadeus as distribution partner

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Hong Kong carrier Greater Bay Airlines is expected to commence flights in 1Q 2022.
Hong Kong carrier Greater Bay Airlines is expected to commence flights in 1Q 2022. Photo Credit: Greater Bay Airlines

Hong Kong carrier Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) has signed on Amadeus as one of its distribution partners, as the newly established airline prepares to commence commercial flights in 1Q 2022.

The carrier, which obtained an air operator's certificate in October 2021, will be making available its schedules and fares available to travel agencies worldwide via the Amadeus Travel Platform in the first quarter of the year.

Amadeus-connected travel sellers — including travel management companies, corporations, tour operators, retail travel agencies, online travel agencies, and metasearch — will also be able to load ticket changes, seat maps, ancillary services, fare families as well as real-time flight updates.

GBA has applied for the rights to operate in 104 destinations across the region, including Chinese Mainland, North and Southeast Asia. The carrier will launch services with three leased Boeing 737-800 aircraft and plans to grow its fleet to 30 aircraft over the next five years.

The GBA is part of the Hong Kong government's wider scheme to develop the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the integration of Hong Kong into Chinese Mainland’s overall development. This includes a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport slated for 2024.

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