Lufthansa Group and Corporate Travel Management (CTM) have signed an agreement to work together on the implementation of the Lufthansa Group New Distribution Capability (NDC API).
Malte Haut, general manager, Hong Kong, South China & Macau of Lufthansa Group airline sales, said in a statement: “I am very proud to announce the first NDC API with CTM starting in Hong Kong region. This milestone will bring a new quality to the value chain between Lufthansa Group and CTM and benefit our joint customers.”
Lufthansa Group – which includes Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines – offers its B2B partners a value proposition that entails technology, servicing, exclusive discounted fares and upfront discounts on all classes (Hong Kong NDC Smart Offer).
The NDC Partner Program focuses on value creation with more customer centric offers. It also enables customised fare products which result in disrupting the current way of packaging offers.
The Lufthansa Group achieved the highest IATA NDC level of certification in 2017 and continues investing further in innovative NDC solutions. In August, Lufthansa Group launched the NDC Partner Program website in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, CTM received the highest level of certification, Level 3, for the IATA NDC programme in May 2018.