Accelya continues NDC momentum with American Airlines contract extension

Accelya continues NDC momentum with American Airlines contract extension

New agreement is a multi-year extension

Global software provider to the airline industry Accelya has announced it has renewed its partnership with American Airlines.

The multi-year extension “reinforces Accelya’s position as the world’s leading NDC enabler” and as a “significant player in bringing customer-centric, open, and modular technology to the airline industry”.

Under the new long-term agreement, American Airlines will continue to harness the power of Accelya’s FLX Passenger Platform to create, differentiate, and bundle its offers across all channels.

Sam Gilliland, chief executive officer of Accelya, said: “Airlines all around the world are modernizing and taking control of their retailing via NDC. 

“We’re proud to be extending our partnership with American Airlines and look forward to enabling the carrier to execute its ambitious distribution strategy.

“Our open, modular, airline-first platform empowers airlines like American to take control of their retailing strategies and build direct connections with their customers. 

“NDC is gaining real momentum around the world, and so we are proud to be the provider of choice to American Airlines and to the aviation industry.”

Anthony Rader, director, airline retailing technology of American Airlines, said: “Over the years, our journey to modern retailing has significantly enhanced our content and functionality, and enabled us to provide more relevant, tailored offers to our valued customers. 

“We’re thrilled to be extending our partnership with the world’s leading NDC enabler.”

“Accelya has not only been a trusted partner to American but is at the forefront of global NDC innovation. 

“We look forward to working closely with the team to unlock new opportunities over the coming years.”