Air France-KLM signs NDC distribution agreement with Sabre

Air France-KLM signs NDC distribution agreement with Sabre

Extended agreement includes enriched NDC-sourced content and EDIFACT content

Sabre Corporation and Air France-KLM have announced the completion of a strategic multi-year NDC distribution agreement as well as the renewal of the existing EDIFACT agreement.

Collaboration between the partners has been extended with NDC-enriched offers, which will be marketed and sold alongside EDIFACT content, through Sabre’s GDS.

The Air France-KLM NDC offers will be rolled out to Sabre-connected travel agencies in a phased approach next year.

The agreement will help agencies to shop and compare offers, while its travellers’ benefit from an “enhanced experience” with more choice and transparency.

It will also enable Air France and KLM to distribute customized NDC offers to the global network of Sabre-connected agencies.

“Choosing the right travel technology partners with which to collaborate is essential. Hence, we are pleased to extend our cooperation with Sabre.

“This will support our travel agent partners to provide the Air France-KLM enriched and attractive NDC offer, giving the travellers a wider range of options to enhance their journey, from start to finish.” said Angus Clarke, chief commercial officer of Air France-KLM.

Roshan Mendis, chief commercial officer of Sabre Travel Solutions, said: “Our partnership with Air France-KLM reflects our commitment to modern travel retailing and a big step forward for our presence in Europe.

“From the beginning, Sabre has been committed to go beyond NDC to help build a new travel ecosystem that is more efficient and personalized, meeting the dynamic needs of today’s travellers.

“We are delighted to bring our customers EDIFACT and enhanced NDC content as we transition to a new world of Offers and Orders.”