One-stop bookings a reality

SINGAPORE, 3 March 2017: Today’s traveller performs an average of 48 searches across eight sites before landing with a specific travel option.

But smarter faster ways to find and book fares are unfolding and one of them involves an Amadeus partnership with Skyscanner and Finnair

Finnair’s full fare inventory is available on Skyscanner through Amadeus’ Altéa New Distribution Capability (NDC), allowing travellers to directly purchase Finnair tickets without leaving the Skyscanner platform.

Finnair is piloting the solution with Skyscanner, one of the world’s leading meta-search sites, first in Germany and then rolling out worldwide.

Travellers purchasing Finnair flights from Skyscanner will be able to complete their purchase without leaving the Skyscanner platform, through a seamless process from search to booking.

This new NDC API from Amadeus offers an additional distribution option for travel retailers to integrate Finnair’s flights, seats and ancillaries.

It also adds to Amadeus’ existing assisted booking portfolio aimed at boosting conversion for airlines in the increasingly important meta channel.

Finnair’s head of commercial strategy, distribution & data science Rogier van Enk said: “Finnair is focused on growing our operations, including ancillaries. This new solution adds yet another option for our partners to sell the full range of Finnair offers with an assisted booking through our systems – especially startups – and at the same time, it can greatly enhance the customer experience.”