Qantas Joins Amadeus NDC-X Program
Australian airline Qantas will join the Amadeus NDC-X program, as part of its long-standing partnership with travel technology platform Amadeus.
Amadeus launched its NDC-X program in February this year and has made great strides with airlines and travel sellers in order to drive progress with IATA’s “New Distribution Capability”(NDC), the company said in an announcement.
The program enables airlines to sell their NDC offers across travel sellers around the world through Amadeus’ NDC-enabled travel platform.
Through its partnership with Qantas, Amadeus will connect to the Qantas Distribution Platform (QDP) and deliver NDC content to travel sellers. This will allow travel sellers to book NDC content alongside other travel content, enabling greater personalization for travelers.
Having access to the QDP allows Amadeus to continue to provide travel sellers with all of the airline’s offering, through the agents’ preferred booking channel.
“The Amadeus Travel Platform is designed with both airline and travel sellers needs in mind, and we are looking forward to making NDC content available within it,” said Gianni Pisanello, Vice President, NDC-X program at Amadeus.
“We’re making great progress and will have online travel bookings in production later this year, meaning that the full booking flow of ‘shop, order and pay’ will take place using the NDC standard.”
The announcement comes a few weeks after Amadeus and Qantas announced the renewal of their IT and distribution partnership.