The Air France-KLM group and Amadeus have announced the start of a new strategic NDC distribution deal. The agreement would allow travel advisors to access Air France-KLM NDC offers through the Amadeus Travel Platform and its NDC-enabled solutions.
“We’re pleased that our NDC content will soon be accessible to Air France-KLM partner agents via the Amadeus platform,” said Pieter Bootsma, chief revenue officer for Air France-KLM.
“NDC is a key innovation for Air France-KLM as it allows Air France-KLM customers to benefit from more attractive and customized offers, such as continuous pricing and tailor-made bundles. This agreement is an important step in our distribution strategy, completing our existing NDC distribution network, especially for travel agencies with a higher level of servicing needs, such as business travel agencies.”
Advisors will be able to access the full range of Air France-KLM content and services conveniently through their preferred Amadeus solution. Advisors will be able to book through the NDC later this year, with the full integration of servicing capabilities expected to be complete in the first half of 2021.
“We are excited to expand our longstanding partnership with the Air France-KLM group, in order to deliver innovative retailing capabilities. This is a significant step on our NDC journey to enable adoption at scale,” said Decius Valmorbida, President Travel Unit, Amadeus.
"This is testament to both the strength of our technology and our collaborative approach, as we build a sustainable framework that brings value to airlines, travel sellers, and the traveler, to achieve the industry’s vision for modern retailing.”