ARC and TAP Air Portugal Implement NDC with ARC Direct Connect

ARC and TAP Air Portugal Implement NDC with ARC Direct Connect

Solution Supports TAP Air Portugal’s Global Distribution Strategy

ARLINGTON, VA – February 21, 2024 Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is pleased to announce 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.

“We are delighted to finalize our payment connection to ARC via IATA Financial Gateway,” said Justin Jovignot at TAP Air Portugal. “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.”

Visit the ARC Direct Connect webpage for more information.

About TAP Air Portugal
TAP is Portugal’s leading airline and is a member of Star Alliance since 2005. Flying since 1945, TAP Air Portugal has its hub in Lisbon, a privileged access platform in Europe, at the crossroads with Africa, North, Central, and South America. TAP Air Portugal has been recognized and awarded as Europe's Leading Airline to Africa, as well as Europe's Leading Airline to South America by the World Travel Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.


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