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Travelport and Saudia extend partnership with a new distribution agreement

October 29 2019

Press release

Dubai, October 29 (Tuesday) 2019: Travelport, a leading technology company serving the travel industry, today announced that it has reached a new distribution agreement with Saudia (also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines), the Kingdom’s flag carrier.

Under the agreement, Travelport will continue to support Saudia by providing more than 68,000 Travelport-connected agencies servicing hundreds of millions of travelers around the world with real-time access to search, sell, and book its content and inventory.

As the first global distribution system to manage the live booking of flights using the International Air Transport Association’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) technical standard, Travelport will soon further help Saudia by giving it the opportunity to display NDC-based airline content on its platform.

Commenting on the new deal, Richard Nuttall, VP Sales at Saudi Arabian Airlines, said: “Travelport has been a valued partner to Saudia for many years. By continuing to work with Travelport’s global network, we will provide our loyal customers with greater access to our flights and open up significant new growth opportunities for our business.”

David Gomes, Head of Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Pakistan, Air – Travel Partners, Travelport, added: “With Saudi Arabia newly open to tourism and visitor numbers poised for growth, we are delighted that Saudia has chosen to expand its partnership with us. We are fully committed to supporting them with our travel commerce platform.”