Amsterdam | November 6, 2019–

TripActions, the fastest-growing business travel platform trusted by the world’s most innovative companies, announced it’s adding the best of inventory from Lufthansa Group airlines to its New Distribution Capability (NDC) enabled marketplace for its 3,000+ enterprise customers and their travellers. Its new direct connection with Lufthansa Group airlines gives travellers the ability to book the best available inventory directly within the TripActions platform. Business travellers may now access inventory from the airlines in the Lufthansa Group including: Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, and Brussels Airlines.

“In all that we do, we look to drive a win-win-win in the marketplace: A win for business travellers, travel managers, finance leaders and their organisations, and our partners and suppliers”

With TripActions connected directly to Lufthansa Group airlines’ Direct NDC API, the benefits to business travellers will include the most competitive fares, bundles, and access to exclusive ancillary services. Content will be displayed as enabled by the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) NDC standard.

“TripActions joining Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC Partner Program is an important step forward for corporate customers to benefit from modern airline retailing. With our combined technology, the Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC Smart Offer and TripActions’ global reach, we strongly believe in the strength of our partnership and ability to enhance the traveler shopping experience across Europe, Asia, and North America,” said Heike Birlenbach, Senior Vice President Sales Lufthansa Hub Airlines and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Hub Frankfurt.

“As a mission-driven company and culture focused on the user, we’re thrilled to expand our global inventory in partnership with Lufthansa Group airlines to continue delivering the best experience in business travel,” said Danny Finkel, VP of Booking Experience and Supplier Strategy at TripActions. “Enabling direct relationships with suppliers to bring expanded global inventory choice to travellers has been a top priority for TripActions––including leading NDC-enabled business travel first with United Airlines in June and launching a direct connection with Southwest Airlines in October. Following massive traction and positive traveller and travel manager response, we’re thrilled to expand our NDC deployment with the Lufthansa Group airlines.

“In all that we do, we look to drive a win-win-win in the marketplace: A win for business travellers, travel managers, finance leaders and their organisations, and our partners and suppliers,” added Finkel. “With this expanded inventory, business travellers win with increased choice. Travel managers, finance leaders, and their organisations win with increased cost savings, spend visibility, and the ability to fulfill duty of care. Finally, partners and suppliers win as they bring more of their content into our platform with increased personalisation opportunities.”

Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC Smart Offer is expected to be launched in the TripActions platform over the upcoming weeks. For more information, visit the TripActions blog.

Munich | March 1, 2017– SWISS passengers are delighted: As of now, they will also be able to enjoy digital reading pleasure in XXL, above and under the clouds. Following Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Air Dolomiti, the digital experts of Munich-based Media Carrier now convinced SWISS, the fifth airline in the Lufthansa Group, of the benefits of using their digital media library, the Media Box. With it, SWISS passengers can download their preferred on-board reading matter from a top-class range of eJournals, conveniently and free of charge.

Whether on mobile phone, tablet or other web-enabled devices – the Media Box from Media Carrier operates web-based, making it the perfect smart media companion for your travel experience. Just like Lufthansa, SWISS now also uses the e-paper media library to keep up with the constantly increasing demand for digital services in the airline industry. Media Carrier impressed the Swiss airline with its high quality standards in the areas of service and technology.

“As a Swiss airline, we do, of course, focus on a high quality standard. In Media Carrier, we found a service-oriented, innovative partner, which knows and serves the needs of modern travellers – and offers correspondingly top-class services. We are sure that, with the Media Box, we can offer our passengers an up-to-the-minute service, which is of ultimate importance to us as a quality airline,” says Alex Hastings, Inflight Procurement Manager at SWISS.

Including SWISS, all three hub airlines in the Lufthansa Group now use the Media Box from Media Carrier as a uniform, group-wide product, setting new standards in the area of digital services provided by airlines.

Passengers of the Swiss airline have access to the Media Box via a variety of “touchpoints”: either at the online check-in, on the SWISS homepage or via the pre-flight e-mail. They can individually compile and download their own reading matter from a range of over 250 Swiss and international newspapers and magazines. Depending on their booking class and frequent flyer status, passengers get a certain number of free downloads. The selected titles are then available for download as a PDF file for an unlimited period.

“We are delighted to have convinced SWISS, another prestigious airline in the Lufthansa Group, of the added values of our Media Box. More and more airlines are recognizing that they can offer their passengers an outstanding service with digital services. There is strong passenger demand for a modern, digital press service, and it is now actually expected – particularly by discerning business travellers. Our list of references in the airline sector is growing rapidly: over 100 million passengers per year can already make use of the newstainment offering in our Media Box,” explains Philipp J. Jacke, Managing Director of Media Carrier.