Travelport, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry, announced it has extended its private channel agreement with Air France KLM.
The deal will ensure the company’s agency partners, selected by Air France KLM, are able to continue to avoid the surcharges that are levied on flight bookings with the Group through global distribution systems.
Chris Ramm, Vice President, Enterprise Air Partners at Travelport said: “Travelport is committed to helping the travel industry make the transition to IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard. To support Air France KLM’s transition, as an interim measure, we have extended our private channel agreement with the Group to give the travel ecosystem more time to develop NDC technical capabilities and to connect the airlines’ NDC content to our platform. We hope, in time, to reach an alternative agreement with Air France KLM that recognizes the value provided by each party in the NDC booking process.”
Travelport is the technology company which makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better, for everyone. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel platform.
Travelport has a leading position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The company also provides IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.5 billion in 2018, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K., and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.