Air France and KLM and Verteil, a leading NDC technology provider for 40+ global airlines since 2016 announced today that Air France and KLM's offers are now live on Verteil Direct Connect. This integration will allow travel sellers to access Air France and KLM's advanced NDC contents directly through NDC based comprehensive booking engine portal & universal NDC APIs.
Verteil’s customers will have access to end to end NDC capabilities, including shopping, booking, fully automated servicing, and private / negotiated fares for multiple segments and market-specific requirements, through Air France and KLM's NDC channel. Additionally, customers will get access to the latest Air France and KLM’s innovations supported via NDC, which includes features like continuous pricing, extra services, and personalized options. Air France and KLM will also keep improving these features over time.
Apart from the superior and real time content, bookings via Air France and KLM’s NDC channel, will not be surcharged as compared to legacy GDS channels.
”We are delighted to facilitate Air France and KLM’s NDC content to our global travel seller base who are using Verteil NDC platform. We fully support Air France and KLM in their exciting journey, offering travel sellers differentiated content and innovative product offerings via the unconstrained and technologically superior NDC channel. Our ongoing transformational journey in the airline distribution space is progressing significantly. We are currently implementing changes with several airline partners and investing heavily in building product capabilities to support advanced functionality for travel sellers' diverse business models." said Jerrin Jos, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Verteil Technologies
“With Verteil we expand the choice for our travel agent partners to access our offers via the NDC technology. Thanks to Verteil NDC platform, travel agents can now promote and sell cheaper Air France and KLM’s offers, thanks to additional price points, exclusive promotional fares and dynamic pricing for seats selection. As of next June, our “Light” fares in Economy cabin, with a minimum stay condition, for all mid-hauls and French domestic routes, will be phased out from the legacy GDS/Edifact. This is a new step in our distribution strategy and Verteil will enable their users to continue selling Air France and KLM full range of offers.” said Stéphane Ormand, VP Distribution, Air France and KLM
Verteil is an ARM Index certified NDC provider for 40+ global airlines, offering a comprehensive suite of distribution and merchandising solutions for the airlines distribution industry. Apart from the cloud hosted web booking tool via which travel agents can log in to perform shopping, booking, ticketing and servicing, Verteil’s NDC content can also be accessed via Universal APIs. The company is committed to empowering travel sellers and airlines to enhance the travel experience for customers through innovation and technology.
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About Air France-KLM
A global player with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group’s main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance.
Air France-KLM is a leading airline Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. It offers its customers access to a worldwide network, covering over 310 destinations thanks to Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 17 million members. Together with its partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic, Air France-KLM operates the largest transatlantic joint venture, with more than 340 daily flights in 2019.
Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam, the alliance dedicated to providing passengers with a more seamless travel experience at every step of their journey 18 member airlines working together across an extensive global network.
Recognized for 18 years as an industry leader in sustainable development, the Air France-KLM Group is determined to accelerate the transition to more sustainable aviation.
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