Lufthansa Group and Travelport sign NDC enabled distribution and technology agreement

    Lufthansa Group and Travelport announced (14-Sep-2021) a new technology and distribution agreement, supporting the implementation of the IATA New Distribution Capability (NDC). Travelport will distribute Lufthansa Group NDC content through the Travelport+ retailing platform, building on the existing relationship using the EDIFACT channels. The agreement will include end-to-end NDC functionality, which is expected to be offered during 1H2022. This will also support a diversified NDC programme, giving Travelport-connected travel agencies the ability to access Lufthansa Group airlines’ content through Travelport+. Travelport CCO Jason Clarke stated that the expansion of the “longstanding partnership with Lufthansa Group airlines to include NDC content, with the retailing possibilities it offers, is a significant stride forward”. The agreement covers Austrian AirlinesBrussels AirlinesLufthansaSWISS and Air Dolomiti. [more – original PR]

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