Who Are The Would-Be New Aggregators?

By | August 22, 2017

When American Airlines announced its alternative distribution program, one of the connectivity options it endorsed was to use third-party aggregators. These would be companies certified by AA for processing offers and orders in accordance with the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability.

At the industry level, IATA has certified six aggregators for that. They include two that achieved the status this year. None is based in the United States.

No major global distribution system has yet achieved full IATA . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them into Northstar Travel Media's BTN Group. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.