Lufthansa Group and Amadeus extend their partnership
SINGAPORE, September 15, 2022: Lufthansa Group and Amadeus are extending their partnership to further modernize travel distribution and retail.
NDC content from Lufthansa Group airlines will be available via the Amadeus NDC interfaces – Amadeus Selling Platform Connect, Amadeus Travel API and Cytric Travel & Expense.
This includes NDC offers from Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Eurowings Discover, including continuous pricing and a wide range of ancillary services. Beyond the NDC offers, travel sellers will continue to access content from Lufthansa Group airlines via existing EDIFACT technology.
“The Lufthansa Group remains fully committed to shaping the aviation industry and modernizing air travel experiences for our passengers,” said Tamur Goudarzi Pour, SWISS Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Board of Directors.
“I am delighted that with the signing of this groundbreaking distribution agreement, which also enables the introduction of two NDC models, we are continuing on our path to modernize airline retail with our long-standing partner Amadeus. Together , as industry leaders, we will dramatically accelerate the penetration of modern industry standards such as NDC globally.
Lufthansa Group and Amadeus are working on integrating the airline NDC offer into the Amadeus travel platform, aiming for a gradual global roll-out from the fourth quarter of 2022, starting in selected European markets, and thereby enabling purchases, booking, payment and service in a solution fully integrated into the Amadeus ecosystem. Over the following months, the range of content and features will be continuously expanded.