United reaches NDC deal with Amadeus

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United will begin making NDC-enabled content available on the Amadeus GDS later this year.
United will begin making NDC-enabled content available on the Amadeus GDS later this year. Photo Credit: Chintung Lee/Shutterstock.com

United will begin making NDC-enabled content available on the Amadeus GDS later this year. 

"We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Amadeus to create a unique shopping experience with new, differentiated content bundles delivered through the Amadeus Travel Platform," Glenn Hollister, United's vice president of sales strategy and effectiveness, said Monday as the airline and the GDS also announced that they have entered into a new, multiyear content agreement. 

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The two companies did not provide a specific timeline for the introduction of NDC-enabled United content. The carrier plans to deliver ancillaries enabled by NDC, amenities with added customer benefits and continuous pricing for NDC-enabled agencies booking travel on United flights. 

Amadeus became fully enabled to sell and settle NDC bookings within the U.S. in April. Airlines that already provide NDC-enabled content to Amadeus include American, Qantas, Singapore and Finnair.

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