Qantas has signed a new distribution agreement with Amadeus, that includes a private channel. The private channel will be known as the Qantas Channel and will come into effect on 1st August 2019.
The agreement ensures that Amadeus travel sellers that sign up to the Qantas Channel can continue to access the airline’s wide range of fares and products available for agents – including future NDC content – while enjoying the efficiencies and servicing capabilities of the Amadeus system when booking, changing or cancelling trips.
Amadeus travel sellers that sign up to the Qantas Channel will also be able to access the airline’s fares without a channel fee.
Qantas and Amadeus are working in close partnership in the context of NDC. In June last year the airline joined Amadeus’ NDC-X program with the aim of connecting the Qantas Distribution Platform (QDP) to Amadeus, in order to make NDC content available in the Amadeus Travel Platform.
This announcement marks another milestone in Qantas and Amadeus’ partnership. In 2018, Qantas renewed its IT and distribution agreement, and completed a major digital redesign of its online booking process in collaboration with Amadeus, in order to provide customers with a more personalized and intuitive digital experience.