Travelport on Thursday announced that it has agreed to a multi-year extension of its full content agreement with American Airlines, allowing Travelport users to access American’s NDC content for years to come.
The agreement, which is effective immediately, will include American’s new codeshare and extended services relationship with Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways. It also includes continued access to American’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.
Neil Geurin, managing director of digital and distribution at American, said that the carrier is “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,” he said.
Jason Clarke, the CCO of travel partners at Travelport, said that the agreement is part of “an exciting time for us at Travelport.
“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.”
Part of that “exciting time” at Travelport includes the company’s first-ever rebrand, revealed last month. The rebrand, which was the company’s first-ever end-to-end rebrand, includes new logos, a refreshed website, and a strengthened commitment to its customers.