By Bev Fearis, published 7/10/20
Emirates has launched a suite of connectivity options for its trade partners designed to address the “limitations” of current legacy distribution systems.
Called the Emirates Gateway, it was developed using IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards and gives agents three ways to access its content:
* Emirates Booking Portal: a web booking portal available in 12 languages, connected directly to Emirates’ reservation systems.
* Emirates Gateway Direct: which provides access to Emirates content through IATA NDC APIs, allowing trade partners to build applications that meet their needs with support from Emirates’ IT teams.
* Emirates Gateway Sync: a facilitated link into the Emirates reservation system provided by IATA registered, Emirates certified technology partners.
Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “The Emirates Gateway suite of connection options has been built on new technology and is designed to address the limitations of current legacy distribution systems.
“Our aim was to create a platform that empowers us to rapidly develop and deploy new products and services, thereby giving us and our trade partners the ability to offer even more value-added and differentiated services. It also prepares the way for Emirates to offer custom content and dynamic pricing that better responds to our changing marketplace.”
Emirates is restarting more routes in the coming weeks, including Budapest (October 21), Bologna, Dusseldorf and Hamburg (November 1) and Lyon (November 4).
Customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors.