Tag Archives: British Airways

NDC’s Upshot: Altered TMCs, Evolved Air Deals

British Airways expects later this month to share more details about its distribution strategy. Possibly in conjunction with a surcharge on GDS bookings, BA will discuss use of IATA’s New Distribution Capability. Lufthansa made its big splash along these lines nearly two years ago. Last week the Germany-based airline group hyped NDC-enabled direct connections with… Read More »

Airline-GDS Negotiations Heat Up As Parties Try To Sway Lawsuit’s Outcome

[UPDATE, March 22, 2017: U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield denied American Airlines’ renewed request for declaratory judgment relief. She wrote that the request was “untimely” and “otherwise inappropriate.” Although American’s negotiations with Sabre for a new contract “may be newly imminent, they are not unexpected,” according to Schofield. “Reconsideration on account of a changed, but… Read More »

BA Champions IATA’s NDC For Corporate Travel

British Airways is in the vanguard of using IATA’s New Distribution Capability for corporate travel. The carrier is at the highest level of development on the schema, according to the International Air Transport Association. Next week it will host corporate accounts and travel management company representatives at its head office to discuss the developments. “The… Read More »