Southwest and Amadeus sign IT contract

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Southwest Airlines has signed a contract with Amadeus IT group to implement Amadeus' Altea reservations system to allow Southwest to operate international flights in 2014.

Southwest closed on its acquisition of AirTran in May 2011 and is in the process of transitioning AirTran's flights to Southwest. AirTran operates international flights and Amadeus will help support this transition.

"While the Amadeus IT Group agreement focuses on the international element of Southwest's reservation system, the contract also provides the option for Southwest to convert its domestic business to Amadeus in the future," says Amadeus.