The New Distribution Content (NDC) of Air France–KLM, a leading airline group, has gone live on Travelport+, providing connected travel agencies access to a variety of more personalized services and products.
Travelport is a global technology company that powers bookings for travel suppliers worldwide. The company’s travel retail platform Travelport+ makes it easier to sell flights, hotel, car, and rail through travel agencies.
“NDC will be increasingly important in the distribution strategy of Air France and KLM,” said Air France-KLM Chief Commercial Offer Angus Clarke.
With Air France-KLM’s NDC content, Travelport+ connected travel agencies will have full NDC functionality: shopping, booking, servicing and private fares to cover multiple segments and market specifics.
According to Clarke, the launch of Air France-KLM’s live NDC content in the Travelport+ platform marks an important milestone in the airline group’s retailing journey.
“It demonstrates our commitment to continue to improve and provide multiple connection possibilities and a variety of more personalized services and products for our customers,” Clarke added.
Moreover, Travelport+ connected travel agencies will benefit from the latest content in NDC such as continuous pricing and ancillaries, along with personalization, which the Air France-KLM group will continually develop over time.
“We are thrilled to see Air France-KLM’s success with this ground-breaking NDC initiative, making NDC content via Travelport accessible to agents and travel retailers,” said Travelport Global Vice President & Global Head of Airline Partners Damian Hickey.
“Through Travelport+, we are helping Air France-KLM expand simplified access to their NDC content, and deliver their best travel offers to our travel agency customers. This milestone assures Air France-KLM as an innovative and competitive market supplier while also cementing our position as a market leader in NDC and modern travel retailing.”