APG Platform, the absolutely NDC-based B2B airline reserving device, will probably be launching a full improve to its again workplace system which is able to present journey brokers with a extra user-friendly portal for reserving administration and administration.
The replace will probably be launched as soon as reserving tendencies begin to return, mentioned APG in an announcement.
APG Platform’s upcoming improve to to its again workplace system will improve ease of use for journey agentsThe APG Platform operates solely by way of NDC connectivity with airline clients like American Airways and Turkish LCC Pegasus Airways.
Thibault Lenoir, EVP industrial, noticed: “Given the current situation, we are seeing more and more interest from airlines in the APG Platform as it offers a new distribution model at virtually zero cost to the airline, and the ability for airlines to offer travel agents dynamic pricing, as well as rich content and ancillary services in combination with flights.”
He added: “It is also good to see more airlines becoming NDC certified and any of these airlines can be connected to the APG Platform via an NDC API. We see most major NDC certified airlines are now connecting directly with their top travel agents via NDC links and the APG Platform is focused on helping these airlines benefit from NDC connectivity with those travel agents outside of their core group.”
The IT crew behind APG Platform is at the moment engaged on implementations of additional airways who’re utilizing the present downtime to quick ahead distribution developments, mentioned APG, including that it expects extra airways to return onto the platform within the following weeks.
Nonetheless, APG added, no new journey agent sign-ups are anticipated till the journey business begins to get better. On a optimistic word, by this summer season, APG plans to have the ability to provide journey brokers the choice to connect with the platform by way of direct API as a substitute for the desktop on-line portal with which the APG Platform was initially launched.