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    Singapore Airlines to Bring NDC Program to U.S. in March

    Singapore Airlines will expand its New Distribution Capability-based KrisConnect Program to the United States in March 2021, the carrier announced. KrisConnect, which Singapore launched in 2018, acts as an “NDC gateway” that gives third parties access to sell and service ancillary products, discounts and bundles, including providing personalized offers to travelers based on their trip type—offering Wi-Fi to someone traveling on business, for example—and KrisFlyer loyalty program status,… Read further. More

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    Finnair becomes first European airline to optimize product sales cooperating with Chinese companies – Xinhua

    HELSINKI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — Finnish national carrier Finnair announced on Monday that it has cooperated with Chinese companies TravelSky and Tongcheng-Elong to optimize aviation product contribution by using NDC (New Distribution Capability) technology. The airline has agreed with TravelSky, a leading Chinese air transport information service provider, to cooperate in bringing its aeronautical product offering to TravelSky’s customers in China, by using NDC contribution technology of IATA (International Air Transport Association), said Finnair in a press release published on Monday. Finnair has become the first European airline to build NDC connection to TravelSky, according to the airline. The first […] More

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    What does the airline industry need? Deregulation

    Goverments must re-commit themselves to the ideals of airline deregulation and the free market, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said. Deregulation should be permitted for the industry to continue to deliver the benefits of global connectivity that make the $2.2 trillion worth of economic activity possible, it said. “Airlines are the transit system for the global economy. But our ability to meet the growing demand for connectivity is at risk,” said Tony Tyler, Iata DG… Read further. More

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    Delta pauses NDC development, ‘doubles down’ on existing distribution strategy: Travel Weekly

    Delta Air Lines is pivoting from its New Distribution Capability (NDC) strategy to concentrate on its pre-existing distribution ecosystem. Prior to Covid-19, the carrier had a two-pronged strategy of working with partners to “display and merchandize” its products and implementing IATA’s NDC standard to make enhanced content available. Speaking to Sabre as part of a partner interview, Jeff Lobl, managing director of global distribution strategy for Delta, said the airline is now “pausing” the NDC side of its program. “What we’ve found, because of Covid, the amount of development resources and also potential disruption of some of that on the […] More

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    Trip.com Group collaborate with British Airways and Iberia on NDC Standard

    Trip.com Group collaborate with British Airways and Iberia on NDC Standard Successful launch of Short Haul and Long Haul Additional Price Points Available for British Airways and Iberia Flights on Trip.com SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trip.com Group have strengthened their partnership with British Airways and Iberia by connecting to the New Distribution Capability (NDC) and look forward to more win-win NDC… Read further. More

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    SAP Concur to Launch Duty-of-Care Partner Network

    SAP Concur has been on the trail of a more robust duty-of-care product since it launched Concur Locate and Risk Monitoring in 2018 and hooked in the health and crisis response capabilities of Healix International as an exclusive on-the-ground partner. Today, the travel and expense technology provider announced that it will sunset that product by September 2021 in favor of a new duty-of-care strategy that includes an enhanced application programming interface and multiple on-the-ground partners via the SAP Concur App Center.  Launch partners currently are writing to the new Concur API and getting certified; companies expect to be ready to […] More

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    Airlines as a ‘Complete Retailer’: Could the Pandemic Trigger a Real Transformation?

    Industry Recalibration Lufthansa CEO, Carsten Spohr spoke to this during the airline’s Q2 2020 results: “we are convinced that the entire aviation industry must adapt to a new normal. The pandemic offers our industry a unique opportunity to recalibrate: to question the status quo and, instead of striving for growth at any price, to create value in a sustainable and responsible way.” But what about revenue? One thing that is guaranteed is that new revenue streams are urgently needed for all airlines, as passenger growth is flat or negative for the foreseeable future and fares look to remain static – […] More

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    ANA Starts Offering Bookings Directly through “Google Flights”

    All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for eight consecutive years now makes it possible to book flights directly through Google. Fully integrated with the company’s “Book on Google” *1 service, passengers will be able to find ANA flights and book them by using the ticket comparison search platform “Google Flights”*2. This capability was made possible by implementing a platform that adheres to New Distribution Capability (NDC)*3 guidelines. Previously, when customers wanted to make a reservation for an ANA flight through “Google Flights”, they would need to enter flight information such as date and destination. After selecting the […] More

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    Unisys AirCore® Passenger Services System Recognized with IATA ONE Order Certification for Order Management Modernization

    TipRanks 3 “Strong Buy” Stocks That Are Flirting With a Bottom In the investing game, it’s not only about what you buy; it’s about when you buy it. One of the most common pieces of advice thrown around the Street, “buy low” is touted as a tried-and-true tactic.Sure, the strategy seems simple. Stock prices naturally fluctuate on the basis of several factors like earnings results and the macro environment, amongst others, with investors trying to time the market and determine when stocks have hit a bottom. In practice, however, executing on this strategy is no easy task.On top of this, […] More

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    Korean Air, Travelport extend multi-year content deal

    Travelport, a leading technology company serving the travel industry, recently announced the renewal of a multi-year content agreement with Korean Air, the country’s largest airline and national carrier. Under the agreement, Travelport will continue to provide Korean Air’s content and inventory to more than 68,000 Travelport-connected agencies around the world, enabling them to search, sell and book the airline’s fares. Kenneth Chang, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Korean Air, said: “As travel recovers, Korean Air fully intends to be leading the way. Our partnership with Travelport has proven itself many times over, and its global network remains a […] More

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