KDS integrates Routehappy to boost airline content in Neo booking tool

Routehappy and KDS have signed a multi-year subscription deal which will further enhance content delivered in the KDS Neo solution by integrating Routehappy airline data.

The partnership will see Routehappy’s Universal Ticket Attributes (UTAs), and at a later stage Amenities, added to the booking flow so travelers can make their flight shopping decisions based on their desired air travel features.

UTAs offer easy-to-understand information by fare on cancellation rules, baggage allowance, upgrade eligibility, check in/boarding priority, and more.

Annicka Lofstrand, VP sales NEUR and global partners at KDS says of the new partnership:

“The user experience is at the forefront of everything we do at KDS. We continually look at ways to further enhance the usability of KDS Neo. Routehappy provides us with accurate, high-quality, and precisely targeted UTA data, which streamlines the process of displaying accurate and comprehensive airline content. With simple calls to Routehappy’s API we can seamlessly integrate this data into our solution. By providing more information at the time of booking, KDS is once again bringing a higher standard flight shopping experience to our business customers.”

Jonathan Savitch, chief commercial officer at Routehappy by ATPCO adds:

“The integration of Routehappy standardized rich content by KDS, one of the most innovative business travel companies in the world, is another step towards a more differentiated and less commoditized shopping experience. Business travelers, nearly more than any other type of flyer need this detailed information when buying flights. Marrying the ability to stay productive and also stay in company travel policy fills a big hole for corporate travelers.”

KDS has been conducting integration tests over the past month and will launch Routehappy’s rich content later this summer. KDS Neo users will first see UTA information appear in flight search results.

Routehappy, which has deals with a number of airlines including United and Lufthansa, was acquired by ATPCO earlier this year. The company also has partnerships with Serko and Expedia.

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