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Langley, UK, January 12, 2023: Air France-KLM and Travelport, a global technology company that powers bookings for travel suppliers worldwide, today announced that Air France-KLM’s New Distribution Content (NDC) has gone live on Travelport+, providing customers direct access to the NDC content.
“NDC will be increasingly important in the distribution strategy of Air France and KLM. The launch of Air France-KLM’s live NDC content in the Travelport+ platform marks an important milestone in our 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,” said Angus Clarke – Chief Commercial Offer at Air France-KLM.
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. In addition, they will benefit from the latest content in NDC such as continuous pricing and ancillaries, along with personalization, which the airline 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 Damian Hickey, Global Vice President & Global Head of Airline Partners at Travelport. “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.”
About Air France-KLM
A global player with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group’s main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance.
Air France-KLM is a leading airline Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. It offers its customers access to a worldwide network, covering over 310 destinations thanks to Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 17 million members.
Together with its partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic, Air France-KLM operates the largest transatlantic joint venture, with more than 340 daily flights in 2019.
Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam, the alliance dedicated to providing passengers with a more seamless travel experience at every step of their journey 18 member airlines working together across an extensive global network.
Recognized for 18 years as an industry leader in sustainable development, the Air France-KLM Group is determined to accelerate the transition to more sustainable aviation.
Travelport is a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide. Buyers and sellers of travel are connected by the company’s next generation marketplace, Travelport+, which simplifies how brands connect, upgrades how travel is sold, and enables modern digital retailing. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom and operating in more than 180 countries around the world, Travelport is focused on driving innovation that simplifies the complex travel ecosystem.
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