Finnair and TravelSky have developed a connection using IATA’s New Distribution Capability to ensure a modern and efficient distribution of the Finnair offering to TravelSky customers in China.
Finnair now becomes the first European airline to build NDC connection to TravelSky. The first live connection was launched in June 2020 with Tongcheng-Elong Holdings Limited, an online travel service provider, as a partner selling Finnair´s NDC content.
With NDC connection through TravelSky, Chinese travel agencies will gain easy access to Finnair’s full portfolio of ancillary products from extra baggage to pre-order meals, which enable personalisation of the flight experience for their customers.
Finnair chief commercial officer Ole Orver “We are looking forward to engage our travel agent partners in modernising airline product distribution for the benefit of our customers.”
”NDC with TravelSky will enable us to provide all our ancillary offering to our Chinese customers, which benefits both travel agencies in terms of a wider product offering and our Chinese travellers, who can better personalise their journeys with Finnair.”
“Tongcheng-Elong continues cooperating with the world’s outstanding airlines, relying on our own technology and traffic advantages, to provide users better travel services and promote the innovation of global travel online service”, added Wang Qiang, chief operating officer of Tongcheng-Elong.
Finnair is part of the IATA NDC Leaderboard airlines group committed to drive NDC adoption and transforming the way the travel industry value chain works. Finnair was recently certified by IATA at the NDC scale level and now offers full booking and servicing capabilities through its NDC API.
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China continues to play a key role in Finnair strategy, and Finnair re-opened its passenger flights to Shanghai in July. Finnair also flies to Nanjing in September and October and has said that it looks forward to increasing its service for the Chinese market.