Malaysia Airlines and Travelport Renew Distribution Agreement to Expand Partnership Further
LANGLEY UK, October 25, 2022: Travelport, a global technology company that powers travel bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, and Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia announced that they have reached a multi-year renewal agreement that will continue to bring Malaysia Airlines’ content to Travelport-connected customers worldwide. With the new expanded multi-source content agreement, Travelport customers will also be able to access the airlines’ future New Distribution Capability (NDC) content via Travelport+, Travelport’s next-generation travel retailing platform.
Izham Ismail, Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines comments, "Travelport has continued to impress us with its technical knowledge and dedication in helping us to fulfill our business needs throughout our decades-long partnership. We are confident that Travelport+, Travelport's next-generation travel retailing platform will be our strategic partner in achieving our future business goals. Our expanded partnership is important to our long-term transformative business plan, especially with our NDC initiative implementation."
Since Malaysia’s international borders officially reopened on April 1, 2022, flight bookings overall have increased and have shown an upward trajectory. This has rejuvenated the aviation industry that was hard hit by Covid-19. The expanded partnership between Travelport and Malaysia Airlines will ensure smooth and seamless airline content delivery to all the Travelport-connected customers and travelers across the globe.
Sue Carter, Head of Air Partners Asia Pacific at Travelport, says, “With this expanded multi-year distribution agreement renewal, we are thrilled to be working even closer with Malaysia Airlines to continue to deliver our Travelport Rich Content and Branding solution which helps to further elevate the airline’s retail product offerings through our Travelport+ platform. Together, we will also be working hand in hand to embark on Malaysia Airlines’ NDC journey, jumpstarting innovations which will improve modern travel retail customer experiences.”