Travelport exempt from Air France-KLM GDS surcharge with new 'private channel' agreement

28 March, 2018

Travelport signed (28-Mar-2018) an agreement with Air France-KLM, for content from Air FranceKLM and HOP! distributed via Travelport's platform to include rich content, branded fares, fare families and ancillary options. The agreement also enables Travelport customers to avert the additional distribution surcharge levied by Air France-KLM commencing 01-Apr-2018, via a "private channel" engagement protocol. As previously reported by CAPA, Air France-KLM's distribution surcharge is EUR11 per sector for bookings made via a GDS. Air France-KLM VP distribution Emmanuelle Gailland said the agreement is a "transition towards NDC". [more - original PR]