Airways International in Viet Nam on Friday opened its
new Ho Chi Minh City Office and announced an automatic
tool to negotiate fares designed by Amadeus, a global
Airways staff members serve customers at the
new ticketing section in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo:
airline, which started flying to Viet Nam in 1989, locates
the new office including the ticketing section on the
ground floor of the Saigon Tower building on Le Duan
Street in District 1. The 500 square meters office replaced
the old office, about 200 square meters on Nguyen Du
with opening the new office, we have upgraded our reservation
and information systems. This is also another step toward
gearing up for strong aviation growths as Viet Nam has
officially become a World Trade Organization member,”
said Mr. Nond Kalinta, Thai Airways general manager
in Viet Nam.
carrier is currently operating 30 flights a week from
Viet Nam and will add one more weekly service in each
of the following years, he said.
Airways and Amadeus Vietnam are upbeat about benefits
provided for agents by the fare negotiating tool called
Nego Fare they announced on Friday.
Kalinta (L) of Thai Airways and Nguyen Hai toast
to celebrate their partnership and the carrier’s
new office (Photo: Tuong Thuy)
Vietnam chairman Nguyen Hai said, “You all know that
setting airfares is very complicated. The world’s aviation
has more than 100 million prices, each price associating
with dozens of conditions. We see about 100,000 prices
in Viet Nam now.”
the Nego Fare program, what agents do is to fill in
some places on website www.checkmytrip.com,
and know Thai Airways’ fares,” Hai said.
Airways and Amadeus have updated almost 5,000 fare levels
in the market and the airline has become the first in
Viet Nam to automate all pricing jobs, including promotional
fares,” he added.
Thailand, about 80% of flight tickets are printed by
Amadeus, said Thai Airways’ Viet Nam general manager
Kalinta. “Amadeus, a world leading technology partner
in the travel industry, is operating Thai Airways’ reservation
International says 150 airlines are using its services
to manage seats on flights.