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LANGLEY UK, January 18, 2024: Travelport, a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, in Abu Dhabi, have renewed and expanded their content distribution agreement which will include New Distribution Capability (NDC) content and servicing.
As part of this multi-year deal, Travelport customers will have continued access to Etihad Airways’ extensive and growing global travel network through the Travelport+ platform. The agreement deepens the partnership between Travelport and Etihad Airways, as the companies will collaborate on the delivery of NDC content and servicing for Travelport-connected agencies. Additionally, Etihad will continue its participation in Travelport’s rich content and branding program and digital media marketing product solutions, such as sponsored flights.
“As we further modernise and enhance our distribution strategy at Etihad, our collaboration with Travelport will bring more offers to travel agencies and more choice to travelers across our growing worldwide network,” said Arik De, Chief Revenue and Commercial Officer, Etihad Airways. “With this renewed deal, we will continue to provide our agency partners access to our complete range of content and fares, as well as upcoming products and services, which will further enhance our guests’ travel experience.”
“We continue to expand our NDC portfolio, our new long-term agreement with Etihad Airways offers our customers using Travelport+ a complete solution that makes it easy for them to search, sell and service Etihad Airways content from any source,” said Jason Clarke, Chief Commercial Officer, Travel Partners at Travelport. “Our NDC solution is designed to support travel retailers with end-to-end servicing capabilities that extend beyond booking, so that agents can manage trip changes seamlessly for any booking. Travelport+ continues to deliver the value our customers expect”
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. Operating in more than 165 countries around the world, Travelport is focused on driving innovation that simplifies the complex travel ecosystem.
Etihad Airways, founded in 2003, the national carrier of the UAE, forms part of the Etihad Aviation Group, operating a fleet of narrow and wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, that provides a rapidly expanding network of services within the Middle East and to Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.