Air France-KLM, Sabre Sign NDC Deal
Air France-KLM and Sabre Corporation have signed a strategic multi-year NDC distribution agreement as well as renewing their existing EDIFACT agreement. Collaboration between the partners has been extended with New Distribution Capability (NDC) enriched offers, which will be marketed and sold alongside EDIFACT content, through Sabre’s global distribution system (GDS).
The Air France-KLM NDC offers will be rolled out to Sabre-connected travel agencies in a phased approach next year.
Commenting on the new deal, Angus Clarke, Chief Commercial Officer, Air France-KLM, said that: “Choosing the right travel technology partners with which to collaborate is essential. Hence, we are pleased to extend our cooperation with Sabre. This will support our travel agent partners to provide the Air France-KLM enriched and attractive NDC offer, giving the travelers a wider range of options to enhance their journey, from start to finish.”
Sabre Travel Solutions’ Chief Commercial Officer, Roshan Mendis pointed out that: “Our partnership with Air France-KLM reflects our commitment to modern travel retailing and a big step forward for our presence in Europe. From the beginning, Sabre has been committed to go beyond NDC to help build a new travel ecosystem that is more efficient and personalized, meeting the dynamic needs of today’s travelers. We are delighted to bring our customers EDIFACT and enhanced NDC content as we transition to a new world of Offers and Orders.”