Subscribe Free
in General Aviation

Qatar Airways completes first stage of new distribution capability pilot with Farelogix

Posted 7 March 2016 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways has announced the successful completion of the first phase of its New Distribution Capability (NDC) pilot with Farelogix that will increase the volume and quality of products available for sale by travel agents who use the Farelogix platform.

The NDC programme allows Qatar Airways as a NDC enabled airline to present customised and personalised offers to its customers. 

The pilot, which completed in December, will now see the production roll out of the new platform to all travel agencies in the Qatar Airways network who use Farelogix. By reaching this important milestone, Qatar Airways will offer travel agent partners and intermediaries alike an enhanced sales platform tool on which to showcase the airline’s premium products. 

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “In a world of growing choice, travel classes, routes and airline alliances, the overall passenger experience is key, from seamless journeys through to the very booking process itself. 

“In this regard, I am delighted that the Qatar Airways pilot programme with Farelogix has now completed, with the roll out and implementation across the Farelogix platform. This additional level of detail showcasing Qatar Airways premium products will only enhance everyone’s understanding and experience of our airline’s premium products, before passengers even commence their journeys.” 

Aimed at enhancing the capability of communications between airlines, travel agents and intermediaries, NDC will provide all users with a richer, personalised and dynamic interface. Qatar Airways has been actively engaged in the evolution of the IATA NDC programme since it was first introduced in 2012, and fully committed in 2015 to implementing the programme. 

“Partnering with Qatar Airways to deliver this pilot has given us a tremendous opportunity to showcase the potential for NDC," said Jim Davidson, chief executive officer of Farelogix. “Completion of this pilot is very exciting for both Farelogix and the airline industry at large. Airlines today are investing heavily in their product and brand. This pilot-to-production effort demonstrates that airlines can offer consumers a variety of choices consistent with their brand, delivered through a number of distribution channels.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Express Air Cargo adds maiden aircraft

Tunisia's Express Air Cargo has taken delivery of its maiden aircraft, reports ch-aviation.

Emirates adds daily A380 service to Sao Paulo

Emirates will operate the first ever scheduled commercial Airbus A380 flight to South America when it upgrades its Dubai - Sao Paulo service on March 26, 2017.

Making rain while the sun shines

A Royal Jordanian Air Force Airbus Defence and Space C295 has been used in a new series of rain-making operations over the kingdom, writes Jon Lake.

2014 Helidubai impact attributed to pilot error

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority has attributed the January 2014 impact of a Helidubai Airbus ED-130B4 helicopter with the Atlantis Palm heliport to pilot error. The incident happened during departure from the heliport to

AlSat Nano takes first colour image

AlSat Nano - a joint Algerian Space Agency and UK Space Agency nanosatellite mission - has captured and downloaded its first full colour image.

Flynas orders 60 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

Flynas, Saudi Arabia's leading low-cost carrier, has signed an agreement with Airbus for 60 A320neo Family aircraft.

TAA SK 12MTHS16
See us at
World_Space_Congress_BT21JN23N16_Arabian_AerospaceAviation Africa 2017 BT 23F17AIME2017 BT 2579217MRO2017_BT1089217