Amadeus has announced a continued partnership to industrialise New Distribution Capability (NDC) by developing, testing and bringing to market new content offerings, such as United’s new corporate bundles and dynamic bundled fares. These new innovative products will allow customers to customise their travel on United with amenities such as premier access, checked bags, United Club access, and more, bundled together with customers’ reservations at a discounted price.
United has been an active member of Amadeus’ NDC [X] programme for more than a year, providing valuable inputs on how to jointly master a major industry change process. United is now looking towards the implementation of NDC-enabled content later this year, followed by production phases in 2020.
The announcement marks a new milestone in anticipation of United’s NDC content being available via the Amadeus Travel Platform, where travel agencies around the globe can access the world’s most comprehensive and robust travel content.
Tye Radcliffe, director of distribution at United Airlines said: “By collaborating with Amadeus, we are able to explore technology standards, like NDC, that will help us differentiate our offerings and provide a shopping experience that customers want when they book travel on United.”
Elena Avila, executive vice president of airlines in Americas at Amadeus said: “Our close collaboration with United is significant on both a global and a regional stage. We continue to expand our reach in North America with global leaders like United, plus, the NDC collaboration helps move the entire industry forward in creating standards that benefit all industry players.”