Travelport-connected travel retailers in 73 countries around the world now have access to American Airlines NDC-enabled content through Travelport+.
LANGLEY, UK – Travelport, a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, announced that agency customers in 53 countries across APAC and EMEA all have access to American Airlines New Distribution Capability (NDC) content through the Travelport+ platform.
Earlier this year, Travelport launched American’s NDC content for Travelport-connected retailers in North America and Latin America and the company has recently signed a new long-term deal with the airline. With the addition of 53 countries across APAC and EMEA, Travelport is now providing accessible NDC content from American to travel retailers located in a total of 73 countries worldwide.
Travelport-connected travel retailers in the following countries across APAC now have access to American Airlines NDC content through Travelport+:
- Greater China
- French Polynesia
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
Travelport-connected travel retailers in the following countries in EMEA now have access to American Airlines NDC content through Travelport+:
- Czech Republic
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
Neil Geurin, Managing Director of Digital and Distribution for American Airlines commented: “Travelport has been a phenomenal partner supporting our modern retailing strategy as we provide accessible NDC content to travel managers and retailers worldwide. With the NDC expansion with Travelport+, we are able to simplify the customer experience and bring our elevated products and services to even more travel partners across APAC and EMEA.”
“NDC is taking off, and it’s only going to get more important as more airlines expand their offers,” says Damian Hickey, Global Vice President & Global Head of Airline Partners at Travelport. “The European marketplace has been on the forefront of NDC for some time, and as APAC is seeing a lot of momentum in accelerating this side of travel retail, Travelport is focused on delivering the dynamic offers and more choice that retailers need and making it easily accessible through our Travelport+ marketplace.”
American have designated Travelport with trusted partner status and as such, all Travelport IATA customers using Travelport+ have access to American NDC content without additional airline registration requirements.
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