Travel agents that embrace the Oman Air NDC certified solution will have access to a broader airline inventory, including seats, extra ancillaries and a la carte with rate tiers and packages.
Iata accredited consultants will be able to transact the same way using Iata, BSP and ARC, while NDC transactions will be issued on Oman Air documents.
Non-Iata agents will have to contact the airline’s sales offices to access the NDC direct solution. OTAs and metasearch engines will be provided with NDC Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to access Oman Air Offers and Order management and after-sales service.
Oman Air chief commercial officer, Paul Starrs, said: “We are pleased to partner with TPConnects and deploying their scalable Offer and Order Management Solution (OfrMS) and NDC enabled Distribution, as part of our strategy in adapting and accelerating the new era of persona based airline retailing. TPConnects OfrMS is integrated on top of the assets Passenger Service System and Frequent Flyer Programme we already have, hence we are able to get NDC Certified on Level 3 and go to market in less than two months.
“Implementing the OfrMS and NDC standards brings the opportunity for Oman Air to package, price and offer bundle, a la carte air and non-air ancillary products along with richer content directly through travel agents and corporations and fulfil as many of our customers’ end-to-end travel needs”.
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