Qantas launches Qantas Distribution Platform

    Qantas launched (22-May-2018) a new technology platform to enhance the airline retailing, booking and servicing capabilities for its trade partners. The Qantas Distribution Platform (QDP) improves the functionality of indirect agent channels by more closely aligning them with the capabilities currently available via qantas.com. Qantas trade partners will have access to richer content including images of cabins and meals and the ability to book extras such as Extra Legroom seating. It will also provide Qantas Frequent Flyer information and tier status at the point of sale. QDP has been developed in partnership with Farelogix Inc and utilises IATA‘s New Distribution Capability (NDC). The new Qantas platform has been certified to NDC Level 3. Trade partners are able to access the QDP either via approved partner connections, or directly by developing a connection to Qantas’ NDC XML Application Program Interface. [more – original PR]