Amadeus and Flight Centre announce strategic partnership to drive progress with NDC

    Flight Centre Travel Group and Amadeus announced (26-Mar-2018) a strategic partnership to drive progress with the NDC. Flight Centre will provide input into the design for Amadeus’ NDC-enabled solution for travel sellers, a major milestone for Amadeus’ recently announced NDC-X programme. Flight Centre will specifically provide distribution technology for Flight Centre’s business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia and will also be a driver customer in the creation of Amadeus’ new NDC-enabled solution for business and retail travel agencies. The two companies will work together, with Flight Centre providing input into Amadeus’ design and build of an NDC-enabled solution. Amadeus has already started to collaborate with several airlines to define a solution that gives travel agents access to travel content using the NDC standard. Flight Centre’s travel agents will adopt a range of Amadeus solutions in the following markets: EMEA (UKIrelandNetherlandsGermanyFinlandSwedenDenmarkNorwaySouth AfricaNamibia, and UAE) and Asia (SingaporeHong KongMalaysia, and India). In Australia and New Zealand, Amadeus will also provide technology solutions for some of Flight Centre’s online travel agency businesses. [more – original PR]