Travelport reports completion of its KLM Economy Comfort seat rollout to all Galileo-connected travel agents in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. In March, Travelport became the first GDS to complete a live booking of a KLM Economy Comfort seat using the new electronic miscellaneous document (EMD) industry standard.
The EMD standard completes the end-to-end process for travel agency distribution of airline ancillary services and forms part of Travelport’s wider merchandising offering, Travelport says. This offering enables a number of major airlines to sell their products in a more efficient and integrated way through travel agents.
Over the past 16 months, Travelport says it has successfully integrated ancillary services seamlessly into agency points of sale for airlines including British Airways, Air Canada and United with more in the pipeline throughout 2012.