Amadeus‐connected travel agents can soon transact Cathay Pacific bookings in one Amadeus Travel Platform, following the Hong Kong flag carrier's move to integrate its New Distribution Capability (NDC) sourced content with the travel technology company.
From 1Q 2022, this integration will allow Amadeus travel agents worldwide on Amadeus Selling Platform Connect or Amadeus Travel API to search, compare, book and service Cathay Pacific content via NDC in one merged display, alongside other content, in a familiar booking environment.
Cathay’s new NDC offers will include content such as seat selection, fare families, and special fares. Key functionalities such as ticketing exchange and refunds will also be available.
"We believe NDC is a major driver in the future of airline content distribution and will be key in helping us reach new customers. In Amadeus, we have found a leading partner to collaborate with our roll‐out of NDC as we seek to create more personalised offers. This will be more important than ever as the aviation industry recovers," said Martin Xu, GM, Sales & Distribution, Cathay Pacific.