Travelport, Iberia Airlines deliver NDC content to agents
Travelport and Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España have announced the launch of Iberia’s NDC content and servicing capabilities on the Travelport+ platform. Agents using Travelport+ will be able to view and compare NDC fares and ancillaries from Iberia all in one place, making it easier to identify and book the best options for their clients.
Celia Muñoz Espín, Commercial Strategy and Distribution Director at Iberia, explained: “The addition of Travelport to our NDC program is a milestone in the travel industry’s transformation. With this alliance, we provide a wider range of options for travel agencies using Travelport+ and at the same time, customers will benefit from a greater number of options and an improved experience.”
Muñoz Espín continued: “Travelport is a trusted technology provider for the travel industry as it evolves into the next generation of travel retailing. It is important for Iberia to partner with technology providers that have proven expertise and can meet our demands for customer-centric innovation.”
As well, Travelport is providing its agency customers the capabilities needed to service travellers directly, enabling agents to modify, exchange or cancel Iberia NDC bookings when needed.
In Portugal — the first country where this content is available – Travelport’s agency customers can access the complete Iberia NDC solution in Travelport+, with all other markets expected to gain access in the coming weeks.
Jason Clarke, Chief Commercial Officer, Travel Partners at Travelport, said: “Available from today, we’re delivering Iberia NDC content and servicing through Travelport+ so that our agency users can shop and manage their clients’ flights seamlessly with access to all of Iberia’s dynamic product offerings and ancillaries in one place.”
Clarke continued: “We’re accelerating the delivery of complete NDC solutions for our air partners, like Iberia, so that the source of content is not a factor for agencies and travel management companies (TMCs) that need to create modern retailing and servicing experiences for their travellers.”