A new deal between Qantas and Travelport includes distribution of the Australian carrier’s content and integration into a recently announced New Distribution Capability (NDC) platform.
Travelport is the first operator of a global distribution system to be granted the highest certification by Iata for its NDC airline distribution technology.
With this, Travelport is well-positioned to support the Qantas Distribution Platform, improving the flexibility of content distribution, as the airline becomes one of the first to deploy NDC content later this year.
It is the only such company to be cited by Qantas as an early adopter.
Travelport chief commercial officer Stephen Shurrock said: “This agreement is testament to Qantas’ commendable forward-looking vision.
“Travelport is proud to be a global pioneer of NDC connections with the airline.
“Whether it’s the deployment of rich content and branding or our new NDC capabilities, Travelport is uniquely equipped to support Qantas in optimising content distribution globally.”
Travelport’s rich content and branding merchandising solution gives more than 65,000 connected travel agencies access to images of cabins and meals. These agents will also be able to book ancillaries such as extra legroom seating.