Lufthansa Airlines’ NDC content will be made…

The new distribution capacity content of the German airline Lufthansa will be available through the Amadeus GDS from the fourth quarter of 2022.

An expanded partnership between the tech giant and the airline will see NDC offers distributed through agents on Amadeus Selling Platform Connect, Amadeus Travel API and Cytric Travel & Expense.

The agreement covers NDC offers from Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Eurowings Discover and includes continuous pricing and a wide range of ancillary services.

Beyond the NDC offerings, travel sellers will continue to have access to content from the Lufthansa Group airlines via traditional EDIFACT technology.

Lufthansa Group and Amadeus said they are working to integrate airlines’ NDC offerings into the Amadeus Travel Platform.

The partners “aim for a gradual global rollout beginning in the fourth quarter of 2022, starting in select European markets, to enable purchases, reservations, payments and services in one solution that is fully integrated into the Amadeus ecosystem.”

In the coming months, the range of content and functionality will be continuously expanded, added Amadeus.

Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the SWISS Management Board, said:

“The Lufthansa Group remains fully committed to shaping the aviation industry and modernizing air travel experiences for our passengers.

“I am excited that with the signing of this groundbreaking distribution agreement, which also enables the introduction of two NDC models, we continue our journey to modernize airline retailing together with our long-term partner Amadeus.

“Together, as industry leaders, we will substantially accelerate the penetration of modern industry standards, such as NDC, on a global scale.”

Decius Valmorbida, President of Travel at Amadeus, added: “The reach, scale and sophisticated retail capabilities of our NDC-enabled solutions will help Lufthansa Group and Amadeus travel sellers better serve their customers with more affordable offers. relevant.

“This agreement comes at a time when NDC and the movement into travel retailing is rapidly evolving, and we believe such traveler-focused partnerships will be critical to the sustainable growth of our industry.”

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