ARC and TAP Air Portugal Integrate NDC With ARC Direct Connect

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) has announced the completion of TAP Air Portugal’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) integration with the ARC Direct Connect program. This partnership enables TAP Air Portugal to offer richer content and detailed information through its booking platforms for corporate travel buyers and travel agencies while providing a consistent settlement experience through ARC’s trusted platform.

Speaking on the integration, Justin Jovignot, Director Commercial Strategy & Distribution, TAP Air Portugal, said, “It’s a large, important step in the globalization of TAP’s new distribution strategy. We look forward to welcoming agencies based in the U.S. to our NDC platform throughout 2024 and beyond. Interested agencies are encouraged to contact their local TAP representative for more information.”

ARC Direct Connect gives airlines the flexibility to implement distribution strategies that best suit their needs and manage travel agency partnerships.

“We’re thrilled to integrate ARC Direct Connect with TAP Air Portugal, which will help them transform how they communicate with travel agencies and travel managers,” said Paige Blunt, senior manager of Direct Connect and ONE Order at ARC. “ARC Direct Connect will help differentiate TAP’s products and create a more consistent shopping experience across channels with access to content previously only available in the airline’s direct channel.”

ARC accelerates the growth of global air travel by delivering forward-looking travel data, flexible distribution services and other innovative industry solutions. It's a travel intelligence company that possesses the world’s largest global airline ticket dataset, including more than 15 billion passenger flights representing 490 airlines and 230 countries and territories.

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