Travelport and Air France KLM have signed an agreement for the distribution of content through Travelport’s platform and deployment of new technology with the airline. Air France, KLM and HOP! content on Travelport’s platform will include Travelport’s leading rich content, branded fares, fare families and multiple ancillaries. Derek Sharp, Travelport’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Air Commerce, says: “We are delighted to have signed this agreement with Air France KLM, one of Europe’s leading airline groups. This is an extension of a long-term relationship which has delivered greater choice to Air France KLM’s customers. We look forward to a continuing productive partnership as we deploy new technology with the airline.”
This agreement also enables customers selected by Air France HOP! and KLM to access a private channel via Travelport through which they will receive content without the additional distribution surcharge levied by Air France KLM starting April 1, 2018. Travelport is the only operator of a GDS with the highest level of IATA certification for the deployment of its NDC technology.