An executive at the Madrid-based GDS talks to Tnooz about an industry proposal to change the standards for airline distribution communications — and what may come afterward.
The airlines’ main lobbying organization does a point-by-point rebuttal of a draft letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking the Secretary to reject IATA‚Äôs application covering the New Distribution Capability.
Priceline has announced a fresh long-term deal with United Airlines, with “plans to implement the United Technology Application, powered and supported by Farelogix, as the primary connectivity between the two parties.”
The Gray Lady officially announced its deep skepticism about the New Distribution Capability (NDC), the airlines’ proposal for revised standards for how airlines provide airfare content to end users. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) responds.
A proposal for revised standards for how airlines provide airfare content to end users probably won’t replace GDSs. But that doesn’t mean the effort is useless.
The London-based startup that has developed an innovative B2B airfare-shopping engine, has completed a raise¬†and is now shifting its focus to Asia, where it’s had success with Aussie OTA Jetabroad.
More impact, higher margins — for top retailers, there’s method to their ancillary sales, says Amadeus and IdeaWorksCompany.
The industry reacts to a vote by IATA airlines today to adopt new open standards of distribution of air tickets and ancillaries through travel agents.
Airlines raked in ancillary revenues of at least $22.6 billion in 2011, says the latest joint study by Amadeus, a global distribution system, and IdeaWorks, a research firm. US airlines led the world by generating about 11 percent of their income from ancillary revenue.