Global technology company Travelport recently announced a new distribution agreement with International Airlines Group (IAG), one of the world’s largest airline groups.
The new distribution agreement will enable modern travel retailing by bringing New Distribution Capability (NDC) content from Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, and Vueling to Travelport-connected travel agencies around the world.
By channelling its NDC content through the next-generation Travelport+ platform, IAG will be able to offer travel retailers a wider range of content – including Additional Price Points and an expanded selection of ancillary products – while taking advantage of modern digital retailing tools such as intelligent storefronts to merchandize them effectively.
“Unlocking the potential of sophisticated multi-source content like NDC, by making it easier for the trade to access and sell, is a key part of our plans for Travelport+,” Chris Ramm, Vice President Global Enterprise, Air Partners at Travelport, said.
Celia Muñoz Espin, Sales Strategy and Distribution Director at Iberia, said the agreement is focused on providing added value to customers with access to the airline’s exclusive NDC products and fares.
On her part, Katy Cardwell, British Airways’ Head of Distribution and Payments, said that the new agreement with Travelport is an “exciting addition to NDC”, creating greater opportunities for all partners in the travel ecosystem.
“This supports our vision of moving towards a more innovative way of travel retailing, giving Travelport subscribers access to a greater choice of new and better products and services,” Cardwell said.