GURUGRAM- Tata-backed Air India (AI), one of India’s premier global airlines, has announced the enhancement of its domestic and international distribution networks through extended and expanded multi-year agreements with Global Distribution Systems (GDS) partners, including Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport.
These agreements collectively offer travel agents, resellers, and corporations worldwide access to Air India’s seat inventory and fare information.
Air India Strengthens Global Distribution Network
Air India’s updated agreements with the GDS partners now encompass the provision of New Distribution Capability (NDC) products, providing travelers with benefits like personalized pricing, attractive fare bundles, and new ancillary services.
The extended collaboration with Travelport includes the distribution and servicing of NDC content, enabling Travelport subscribers to offer Air India’s branded products and ancillaries.
Air India’s agreements with Amadeus and Sabre have also been expanded to include domestic content, as well as distribution and servicing of NDC offerings.
Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial and Transformation Officer at Air India commented, “During the ongoing Take Off phase of Air India’s transformation and modernization program, our focus is on establishing a strong foundation across commercial functions and operations to support our future growth. The reinforcement of our distribution network and the renegotiation of GDS contracts are vital steps in this direction, with the aim of achieving greater commercial efficiencies and success as we continue to build for the future.”
“India is experiencing remarkable growth in aviation, and we are proud of our contributions to this expansion. We have chosen the right technology partners in Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport to harness the significant opportunities presented by our transformation initiatives and expansion. These renewed partnerships allow us to align with contemporary retailing practices, showcase our products on a larger global scale, enter new markets, and broaden our customer base.”
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