Travelport and American Airlines extend content agreement
The agreement also supports American's new codeshare and extended services relationship for domestic reservations with Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways
Travelport today announced a multi-year extension of its full content agreement with American Airlines, including an agreement on the distribution of American Airlines NDC content. The agreement also supports American's new codeshare and extended services relationship for domestic reservations with Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways.
As part of the agreement, Travelport will implement several enhanced functionalities to simplify the way its tens of thousands of connected agencies purchase and manage NDC reservations with American Airlines. This launch includes the airline's new Main Plus offering, which provides an additional seat in the main cabin or a preferred seat along with an additional free checked bag and boarding privileges. Partners will continually deliver the end-to-end NDC retail capabilities agencies need to sell, customize and change bookings throughout 2021.
Neil Geurin, American Airlines Managing Director of Distribution and Digital, commented: “Travelport has been a valued distribution partner for American Airlines for years and we are pleased to continue working together to innovate for our mutual customers. Travelport's ability to deliver an end-to-end NDC solution and the capabilities of its platform are key drivers in expanding our partnership. Agents connected to Travelport will continue to enjoy easy access to our full range of products, including NDC content, so they can better serve travelers as we get the world moving again after a difficult year for our industry. "
Jason Clarke, Travelport's Travel Partner Business Director, commented: “This is an exciting time for us at Travelport and we are delighted to continue to provide our customers with access to full American Airlines content. We have been at the forefront of NDC delivery globally and this agreement with American Airlines further strengthens that leadership position. We are dedicated to increasing value for our airline partners while ensuring that travelers have access to the widest range of content possible. "
Travelport's new agreement with American Airlines is effective immediately.