||United States : Travelport extends contract with United Airlines to introduce NDC initiatives
||Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, announced that United Airlines will continue its long-standing relationship with Travelport into 2021 as part of a multi-year agreement. This agreement demonstrates a joint commitment to deliver customer support and solutions for the benefit of travelers and travel agents alike.
United has benefited already from Travelports Rich Content and Branding merchandising solution by differentiating its offerings and dynamically distributing content across the globe. This tool allows customers to easily compare airline offerings and take advantage of Uniteds comprehensive route network and improved customer experience. Both companies will continue to work together to enhance the delivery of Uniteds product offering, including ancillaries and fare families, to agencies and corporations through Travelports traditional ATPCO and API platforms, including deployment of United content made available consistent with IATAs New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard.
Im delighted to announce that our relationship with United has been extended for a multi-year term. United has seen great success with our Rich Content and Branding solution and extended global reach, said Damian Hickey, Travelports Global Head of Air Travel Partners. We look forward to supporting Uniteds growth, its dedication to providing better experiences for agencies and travelers worldwide and pioneering NDC solutions.
While direct volumes through our award-winning website and mobile app continue to grow, we want to be available across a variety of booking channels, and collaborating with Travelport helps us do that, said Dave Bartels, Vice President of Pricing and Revenue Management at United Airlines. United is excited to be working together with Travelport on our NDC initiative to provide tailored content to our customers through the Travelport subscriber network, which will allow customers to better customize their travel with different amenities and experiences.
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