Travel advisors can now shop, book and service airline offers through New Distribution Capability (NDC) connectivity on Amadeus' booking platform, Selling Platform Connect.
According to Amadeus, "several key partners" are currently using the NDC-enabled version of Selling Platform Connect, with gradual deployment beginning in the coming months.
Those agents can now view and compare airline services on one screen, whether the offers are sourced from Edifact, NDC or other application programming interfaces (APIs).
"It's the first time travel sellers can access such a full range of air content all in one place, making it easier for them to compare offers and help their customers to find the best value," Amadeus said in a statement.
Amadeus declined to say which and how many airlines are displaying NDC content in Selling Platform Connect.
Flight Centre Travel Group and its business travel arm, FCM Travel Solutions, worked with Amadeus throughout the development process.
Nicola Ping, FCM's manager of air content and distribution for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said having NDC content available alongside other content is a plus because advisors aren't disrupted in their typical booking process.