Accelya introduces new NDC service FLX Select

Accelya introduces new NDC service FLX Select

It enables offer generation and order creation via NDC in 90 days 

Leading airline software provider Accelya has announced the launch of FLX Select, a new and standardised approach to bringing NDC to market. 

FLX Select leverages Accelya’s NDC technology through a pre-defined scope of capabilities and a consistent deployment and brings the value of NDC and Modern Retailing to the broader airline community quickly and efficiently.  

It puts core components into a standardised programme that includes API partner and travel seller onboarding and Accelya’s sales portal, merchandising capabilities, and servicing.  

FLX Select enables airlines to quickly remove legacy distribution and retailing constraints, improving customer experience, and creating new, incremental revenue.

Accelya will launch FLX Select with top-performing aggregators and leading travel sellers, including Travelfusion and Navan. 

These partners will bring a wide network of global and regional travel suppliers & corporations to the service, enabling FLX Select airlines to quickly start to drive NDC bookings.  

The launch of FLX Select follows leading airline analyst T2RL reporting that Accelya has increased its NDC market leadership position, now powering 57% of all 2023 NDC sales. 

Accelya announced modern retail partnerships and extensions with several airlines so far in 2024 and are now creating 31bn offers a day across their FLX platform. 

Sam Gilliland, CEO of Accelya, said: “Accelya’s customers are taking control of their retailing, improving distribution costs, and setting themselves up for Offer & Order transformation through our FLX Platform. 

"We are delighted to bring the benefits of Modern Retailing to the wider industry by standardizing and simplifying NDC implementation through FLX Select”  

Ian Fette, VP engineering of Navan, added: “We are excited to partner with Accelya on FLX Select. Navan believes in NDC's promise to benefit both airlines and passengers through modern retailing and servicing channels. 

!Having a simplified and standardized NDC deployment will speed up both time-to-market and the Navan Group’s capacity to integrate with more airlines.” 

Eytan Bicaci Baruh, vice president commercial of Travelfusion, said: “Accelya is the clear leader in NDC, and we are delighted to partner with them on FLX Select, which will decomplexify NDC for more airlines, allowing them to control their distribution. 

"We see that many airlines will benefit from this initiative, and we look forward to onboarding them through our valued partnership with Accelya.”