Accelya has successfully renewed its multi-year New Distribution Capability (NDC) partnership with American Airlines. This continuation cements Accelya’s reputation as the world’s leading NDC enabler.
NDC Bookings Rise
Recent data from the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) paints an interesting picture. It reveals that NDC sales of US bookings surged to 12.7% in July 2023, a substantial leap from the 7% mark at the close of 2022. Moreover, T2RL data indicates Accelya stands out as the top provider for NDC transactions, measured in total passenger numbers for 2022.
NDC Gaining Momentum
The continuation of this partnership will see American Airlines further harness the formidable capabilities of Accelya’s industry-leading FLX Passenger Platform. With this platform, the airline aims to seamlessly craft, differentiate, and bundle its diverse range of offers across various channels.
Accelya’s Chief Executive Officer Sam Gilliland expressed his enthusiasm about the extended partnership. “Airlines all around the world are modernizing and taking control of their retailing via NDC. We’re proud to be extending our partnership with American Airlines and look forward to enabling the carrier to execute its ambitious distribution strategy. Our open, modular, airline-first platform empowers airlines like American to take control of their retailing strategies and build direct connections with their customers. NDC is gaining real momentum around the world, and so we are proud to be the provider of choice to American Airlines and the aviation industry.”
Reactions from American Airlines
Anthony Rader, the Director of Airline Retailing Technology at American Airlines, echoed this sentiment. “Over the years, our journey to modern retailing has significantly enhanced our content and functionality. This enabled us to provide more relevant, tailored offers to our valued customers. We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with the world’s leading NDC enabler.”
Accelya: Pioneering Modern Airline Retailing
Accelya helps over 200 airlines maximize the potential of NDC. The company delivers a unique, modular platform that facilitates innovative airlines in achieving growth and exceeding customer expectations. Based out of 10 global offices with a team of over 2,000 employees, Accelya has positioned itself as a leader in modern airline retailing.