The Lufthansa Group has recently launched its new NDC Partner Programme, offering agents a preferred value proposition encompassing technology, servicing, offers and strategic cooperation components.
The newly introduced website provides general information for customers seeking more details and wanting to ask questions regarding Lufthansa Group’s NDC API solution. The website is accessible to all and is beneficial for travel agencies, corporates and travel technology providers as they can now find detailed information on the website.
Travel agencies interested in using the free of charge NDC web solution SPRK, can now register to access the booking and servicing platform by simply filling out the online form available on the new website. Until the end of this year Lufthansa Group will be offering a special incentive of 1EUR per coupon for agents using the NDC API solution SPRK.
Furthermore, effective 24th May Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and SWISS will be offering “NDC Smart Offer” in the UK and Ireland, exclusively available via its online and NDC channels. NDC Smart Offers comprise the Lufthansa Group Airlines most competitive fares and ancillaries. The new fares will feature a consistent price reduction of £17 roundtrip or £9 oneway per ticket for its European Light and Classic fares on point-to-point routes. This includes routes from London, Manchester and Dublin to Lufthansa Group’s hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich.
“The Lufthansa Group continuously aims to serve our local agencies with the best possible solutions, and the newly launched NDC Partner Programme and website will be of great support. We already have a number of agencies who are capable to receive our NDC Smart Offers, such as our new most competitive fares, and we expect more partners to follow in the near future. But also agencies who are not in the position yet to receive these offers via their API can also have access via SPRK“ stated Andreas Koester, Senior Director Sales, UK, Ireland and Iceland, Lufthansa Group.
The website can be accessed at www.lhgroupairlines.com/ndc and is available in English. The Lufthansa Group plans to roll out the website in further markets with various languages by the end of the year.
The Lufthansa Group achieved the highest IATA NDC level of certification already in 2017 and continues investing further in innovative NDC solutions which improve the capabilities and offers for its travel agency partners and furthermore, strengthens its leading position in the industry.