Published on : Friday, May 13, 2016
Recently Airlines Technology participated in Technology and Innovation in Airline Distribution by Flight Global Events.In panel discussion on “EVALUATING THE PROGRESS OF NDC” , Paras Kumar, CTO & Co – founder , Airlines Technology insisted on commercial viability of aggregators has to be there for NDC to be successful. It’s just not possible for airlines to deal all clients directly. Even today 70% of reservation happens on online travel agent portals.
On same, Yanik Hoyles, Director of NDC Program, IATA ,said we agree to this but have limited role and advice on this. Sergio Fernandez Sastre , Head of Products – Airlines division, Indra said “ market forces will decide for themselves and it’s a great force to find equilibrium “Technology and Innovation in Airline Distribution was held from 11th May to 12th May , 2016 in Hong Kong.
Further added by Paras Kumar, CTO & Co – founder , Airlines Technology “Airlines and IATA has to clarify commercial viability for NDC aggregators to be successful “.Conference was attended by top executives from IATA, Farelogix, SITA, Amadeus, Sabre,Lufthansa, Quantas, Swiss Air and all major Asian airlines.