Travelport, Etihad renew distribution deal with NDC offers

Travelport and Etihad Airways have renewed and expanded their content distribution agreement which will include New Distribution Capability (NDC) content and servicing.

As part of this multi-year deal, Travelport customers will have continued access to Etihad Airways’ extensive and growing global travel network through the Travelport+ platform.

About the deal

The deal deepens the partnership between Travelport and Etihad Airways, as the companies will collaborate on the delivery of NDC content and servicing for Travelport-connected agencies. Additionally, Etihad will continue its participation in Travelport’s rich content and branding program and digital media marketing product solutions, such as sponsored flights.

“As we further modernize and enhance our distribution strategy at Etihad, our collaboration with Travelport will bring more offers to travel agencies and more choice to travellers across our growing worldwide network,” said Arik De, chief Revenue and commercial officer, Etihad Airways. “With this renewed deal, we will continue to provide our agency partners access to our complete range of content and fares, as well as upcoming products and services, which will further enhance our guests’ travel experience.”

“We continue to expand our NDC portfolio, our new long-term agreement with Etihad Airways offers our customers using Travelport+ a complete solution that makes it easy for them to search, sell and service Etihad Airways content from any source,” added Jason Clarke, chief commercial officer, Travel Partners at Travelport. “Our NDC solution is designed to support travel retailers with end-to-end servicing capabilities that extend beyond booking, so that agents can manage trip changes seamlessly for any booking. Travelport+ continues to deliver the value our customers expect.”