Paxport extends NDC distribution strategy with British Airways
Paxport has entered into agreement with British Airways to sell the airline’s flights and ancillaries, taking advantage of New Distribution Capability (NDC).
In addition to allowing Paxport, an IATA Strategic Partner that is championing the adoption of NDC, to distribute British Airways products and services to both existing and new customers, across IATA and non-IATA frameworks, the partnership allows Paxport to provide additional value added content to customers through its Merchandising Distribution System (MDS). This delivers rich targeted ancillary products and services that are relevant to the customer and their travel choices.
British Airways content will be integrated into Paxport’s leading solutions including FindandBook and PaxShop, and in addition to search and book capabilities the partnership will allow Paxport to offer booking servicing functionality via the NDC connection.
Paxport Commercial Director Mats Torebrandt said: “This is an exciting development for Paxport as we redefine the relationship between all parts of the travel value chain, and we are delighted to be working with British Airways. In addition to distribution, the further options available via our MDS solution provide our customers with access to high yield ancillary products such as pre-booked seats, custom in-flight services and duty-free purchases, delivering another dimension to this development. Passengers increasingly expect travel enhancing services and are willing to pay for them, and our experience in this field is second to none.”
Paxport is a global Merchandising Distribution System (MDS) provider that combines extensive merchandising experience with comprehensive content distribution and packaging technology. Paxport acquired Multicom in 2016.
The Paxport MDS enables automated transactions between travel service providers and resellers. This provides a modern aggregation service and the distribution of fares, bookings, and rich ancillary content such as seating, extra luggage, transfers, upgrades, and a pre-order service, in an easy to use unified manner.
As an IATA Strategic Partner Paxport is proud to be driving adoption of the new NDC standard, helping airlines and travel agencies to seize new opportunities.
Paxport was founded in 1994, has 90 employees and serves over 80 airlines and over 250 resellers in the UK and continental Europe. The Paxport technology centre is in Bristol, UK, and merchandising centre of excellence in Stockholm, Sweden.
For further information please contact:
Mats Torebrandt, Commercial Director
Telephone: +46 (0)8 121 337 01
About British Airways:
British Airways is the UK’s largest international airline and one of the world’s leading global premium carriers. Its principal place of business is London, the world’s largest premium travel market, with significant presence at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City Airports. It is expanding its schedule from Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol Airports.
British Airways’ main home at Heathrow is Terminal 5, regularly voted by passengers as the world’s best airport terminal in international surveys.
Operating one of the most extensive international scheduled airline route networks, together with its joint business agreement, codeshare and franchise partners, flies to more than 70 different countries. British Airways carries more than 40 million customers a year and has a fleet of nearly 300 aircraft. This summer, it will be operating nearly 1,000 flights a day across four London airports.