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Distribution VP Cory Garner Will Depart American Airlines

American Airlines VP of sales and distribution strategy Cory Garner will leave the airline. The carrier has not named a replacement, but Garner "will remain with American until the end of the year to assist in the transition," according to an official.
INTERVIEW: Delta Air Lines Distribution Executives

INTERVIEW: Delta Air Lines Distribution Executives

Delta Air Lines stressed that it wants to ensure consistency, transparency and choice across all distribution touch points. VP of global distribution and digital strategy Rhonda Crawford and managing director of global distribution strategy Jeff Lobl caught up with The Beat.

What Will Happen To NDC Aggregators When GDSs Get Their Act Together?

A crop of New Distribution Capability-oriented airline aggregators were supposed to disrupt the old global distribution systems. Yet, the GDSs may be the ones disrupting their plans, at least in the corporate market.

As Distribution Evolves, Europe Opens Complex Review Of GDS Regulations

The European Commission is reviewing "all provisions" of its code of conduct for computerized reservations systems, which is the governing regulation for global distribution systems in the European Union.

Amadeus Lays Out Multisource Airline Distribution Approach

Amadeus has formalized a multisource approach to airline distribution with its new Convergence Platform, which aims to aggregate airline content regardless of source and integrate it into established, global distribution system-based workflows for travel agencies.

IATA Official: GDS Contracts Holding Back NDC

"We have a very small percentage of transactions that are NDC enabled at this point," International Air Transport Association VP Doug Lavin said. "We're not happy about that." During a U.S. Transportation Department hearing this month, he directed frustration at global distribution system contract provisions that, he said, inhibit progress on the New Distribution Capability standard.

American's Garner Asks Everyone To 'Take A Deep Breath' On NDC

Meet Cory Garner, American Airlines VP of sales and distribution strategy and, now, NDC calmer-in-chief.

Live With NDC Transactions, Amadeus Sees 'More Sophisticated' Commercial Model Emerge

Since November, European online travel agency operator Travix has been tapping Amadeus Web Services to transact airline bookings that align with the New Distribution Capability standard.

BA, Iberia Yet Again Raise GDS Surcharge

International Airlines Group carriers British Airways and Iberia this month will yet again raise their surcharge on global distribution system bookings, the airlines alerted agencies.
INTERVIEW: Air France-KLM VP Of Distribution Emmanuelle Gailland

INTERVIEW: Air France-KLM VP Of Distribution Emmanuelle Gailland

Air France-KLM in January 2018 will launch a New Distribution Capability-based application programming interface. An agency reservations portal and introduction of an 11 euro (US$13) global distribution system surcharge are scheduled to follow in April. The Beat's Amon Cohen spoke with VP of distribution Emmanuelle Gailland to learn more about the group's views on indirect distribution.