Travelport has processed live bookings of Qantas’s NDC content via its Trip Services API. These follow a series of “live NDC test bookings” made in the past few months.

The agency partners taking part in the test programme include ATPI and Maxim’s Travel, which have both been using the Trip Services API this year.

Last month, Travelport also signed a multi-year content agreement with TAP Air Portugal to deliver NDC standard connections.

Travelport claims the platform “improves customer experience by enhancing the airline’s retailing, booking and servicing capabilities and delivering enhanced personalised content tailored to meet a travellers’ unique needs”. It is currently connected to five airlines’ NDC content.

Jason Clarke, CCO, Travel Partners at Travelport, said: “We know our customers need to be able to consume content regardless of its source. It’s exciting to see Trip Services processing live API bookings for customers as the next step in the ongoing delivery of our multi-source content roadmap.

NDC delivery is complex and requires collaboration from all parts of the travel industry and we are grateful to our test agencies for partnering with us to ensure we deliver an NDC solution which makes the process of buying and managing travel continually better for everyone.”

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