Travelport and American Airlines agree new full content distribution deal

Travelport and American Airlines agree new full content distribution deal

Extension of agreement covers agent access to New Distribution Capability fares and offers

Travelport has agreed an extension to its full content agreement with American Airlines.

The new multi-year distribution deal covers the carrier’s New Distribution Capability content.

It also supports American’s new codeshare and extended services relationship for domestic bookings with Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways.

Travelport says it will roll out several enhanced functionalities to simplify how its connected agencies shop and manage NDC bookings with American Airlines.

This will includes the airline’s new Main Plus offer, which provides either a Main Cabin Extra seat or preferred seat along with an additional free checked bag and boarding privileges.

During this year additional services will be offered to agencies to service NDC retailing to assist them upsell, personalise and amend bookings.

Neil Geurin, managing director of digital and distribution at American Airlines said: “Travelport has been a valued distribution partner to American Airlines for years and we are glad to continue to work together to innovate for our mutual customers.

“Travelport’s ability to deliver an end-to-end NDC solution and the features in its platform are key drivers for extending our partnership.

“Travelport-connected agents will continue to enjoy easy access to our full range of products, including NDC content, so that they can better serve travelers as we get the world moving again after a difficult year for our industry.”

Jason Clarke, chief commercial officer, travel partners at Travelport, added: “This is an exciting time for us at Travelport, and we’re delighted to continue providing our customers access to full content from American Airlines.

“We’ve been at the forefront of NDC delivery globally and this agreement with American Airlines further strengthens that leadership position.

“We’re dedicated to increasing value for our airline partners whilst ensuring travelers have access to the broadest range of content possible.”