Lufthansa Group launches its new NDC Partner Program in UAE
posted on Sep 4, 2018
- New NDC Partner Program just been opened in UAE
- NDC Partner Program offers new website to provide immediate information and access to Lufthansa Group Airlines’ NDC API solutions
- Easy online registration now available for web-based booking and servicing platform “SPRK”, along with a temporary booking incentive
Travel agencies, corporate customers and travel technology providers in UAE can now find out about the airline group's various direct sales interfaces on a new website. http://www.lhgroupairlines.com/ndc was set up as part of the NDC Partner Program. This program now bundles offers, exclusive content and solutions of the NDC API connection of Lufthansa Group Airlines on a single platform.
The website is freely available on the internet and provides information on services that are beneficial for sales partners and customers, the so-called NDC Smart Offer, as well as technological and strategic cooperation options. The program also offers user support for connected sales partners and training programs. Travel agencies interested in the free web-based NDC solution SPRK can now register on the website and gain access to the booking and service platform. The registration is possible by filling in a form available on the new website. Until the end of this year, Lufthansa Group will be offering a special incentive of 1EUR per coupon for agents using the SPRK platform.
Also effective 1st of September until 31st of December, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS are expanding their NDC Smart Offer for flights originating from Dubai to European destinations. Additional savings starting from 100 AED in Economy Class and up to 500 AED in Business Class will be exclusively available on the NDC-based distribution channels*.
"We want to provide our local agents with the best possible solutions. The newly launched NDC Partner Program and its website is an important tool. A steadily increasing number of agents are already using and benefiting from NDC Smart Offer," says Dr. Stefan Kreuzpaintner, Vice President Sales EMEA of the Lufthansa Group. "
www.lhgroupairlines.com/ndc is available in German and English. This site will be launched in many other markets worldwide.
NDC (New Distribution Capability) is a travel industry supported program (NDC Program) launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard (NDC Standard). This enhances the capability of communications between airlines and travel agents.
The Lufthansa Group achieved the highest IATA NDC level of certification already in 2017 and continues investing further in innovative NDC solutions which improve the capabilities and offers for its travel agency partners and furthermore, strengthens its leading position in the industry.
*Source: ASDA´A Burson-Marsteller