As TripActions readies a new airline shopping interface for its booking system that includes a new ATPCO-led and Delta-approved star rating concept for airline products, it is seemingly back in the airline's good graces and this week will be back in the business of selling Delta.
To translate its AC2U airline distribution application programming interface for an NDC world, Air Canada has turned to the NDC Exchange, jointly produced by ATPCO and SITA.
A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week affirmed a lower court ruling that favored airlines in a travel agent-led lawsuit related to "sum of sector" fare rules. Filed in 2016, agent plaintiffs had alleged American, Delta and United, aided by ATPCO, conspired to change fare combinability rules that raised the cost of some multi-city tickets in 2016.
ATPCO made its first acquisition in 53 years of operations with the purchase of Routehappy, a specialist in airline rich content, the fare-filing firm announced Thursday.
As he becomes CEO of fare-filing giant ATPCO this week, Rolf Purzer says airline distribution is changing rapidly, and ATPCO must change with it.
Amadeus and Travelport have long provided systems that facilitate the distribution of travel content on a global basis. Yet, each has distanced itself from the "global distribution system" tag and all the baggage that comes with it.
ATPCO and Routehappy are starting small with a partnership announced today that augurs deeper alignment between the two for distribution of rich airline product content.
ATPCO product strategy manager
David Smith and Pass Consulting Group CEO Michael Strauss separately submit letters about the complexities of airline content aggregation. BCD Travel execs share thoughts on the Sabre Synxis breach.
Australian flag carrier Qantas introduced a new commercial structure for travel agencies to promote adoption of New Distribution Capability-compatible connections, either through a global distribution system or another approved tech provider. Its pitch to agencies includes the threat of a $12.50 per-segment surcharge on GDS bookings and diminished content access but also a private channel-type framework as a path for agencies to avoid both.