Published on 28th June 2023 at 9:00

Qantas trade partners are set to benefit from an extension to the airline’s lower pricing initiative when booking fares through Qantas’ next-generation distribution platform.

From 29 August 2023, Australian and New Zealand based travel agents and their customers will be able to take advantage of discounted trans-Tasman fares by up to 5 per cent via the Qantas Distribution Platform (QDP), compared to other indirect booking systems.

The initiative is an extension of the discounted Australian domestic fares that were implemented last November.

The QDP – built using IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards – was designed to modernise the service that trade partners provide to customers with a wider range of products, features and capabilities.

Since its launch, Qantas has continued to invest in the capabilities of the QDP, releasing special offers and new revenue opportunities, growing its network of Technology Partners and expanding the program internationally.

Qantas Executive Manager of Global Sales and Distribution Igor Kwiatkowski said the extension of the lowering pricing initiative will continue to reward travel agents and customers using the QDP.

“We’ve continued to invest in and modernise our distribution capabilities to the highest industry standards and we’re committed to providing agents with richer content so they can better serve our mutual customers,” said Mr Kwiatkowski.

“The Qantas Distribution Platform can provide customers with more choice and personalised offers in their travel experience and we’re committed to helping our trade partners access this next generation technology and value.”

Travel agents who have registered in the Qantas Channel can access QDP content via either an Approved Technology Partner, or by developing a direct connection to Qantas’ NDC XML Application Program Interface (API).