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Tuesday, 19 February, 2019, 22 : 35 PM [IST]

Indian NDC Aggregator Verteil Technologies starts operations in Japan

Onboards Japanese travel company, F-ness for Verteil Direct Connect NDC Aggregator platform
Kochi-based NDC Aggregator, Verteil Technologies has entered Japan travel market by establishing Verteil Japan Inc. to deliver IATA’s NDC assisted booking platform to travel companies in the market. The Japanese operations will be headed by Tetsuya Joko, a technology strategist with over three decades of experience in the Japanese Aviation industry, out of Tokyo, the company said in a release. 

Immediately after foraying into the Japan market, the company has got the first client for their NDC aggregator platform, Verteil Direct Connect (VDC) in F-ness, a major travel services group based in Tokyo. Verteil stated that F-ness has successfully issued the first NDC ticket on Lufthansa Airlines powered by Verteil Direct Connect and thereby became the first travel agency in Japan to do so. 

 Built on IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard and seamlessly connected to IATA Financial Gateway (IFG), VDC platform offers agents like F-ness, a new direct channel to access the vast range of products and services made available by the airline for the travellers in Japan. 

 “Verteil Technologies is delighted to launch our NDC aggregator platform, Verteil Direct Connect in Japan with F-Ness. After our successful launch of NDC in India in Dec 2017 and its subsequent adoption of our platform by various full-service carriers, I am really happy about this important milestone in Japan, one of the largest air passenger markets in the world. The positive feedback we have received from F-ness on VDC is great and we look forward to taking this partnership to new heights in 2019 and beyond. Japan is a critical market for Verteil and this announcement allows us to now accelerate NDC ticketing in Japan. We expect to onboard many IATA agents in Japan in 2019 and to industrialise and scale NDC in Japan” said Jerrin Jos, Founder & CEO, Verteil Technologies.

 Tatsuya Okazaki, Director of F-ness Corporation, said: "F-ness is pleased to partner with Verteil Technologies and to become the first IATA agency in Japan to issue tickets using its NDC Direct Connect Platform, Verteil Direct Connect. We will continue to deepen our partnership with our technical partner Verteil Technologies and further generate travel demand by promoting NDC products and services made available to the Japanese traveller.”

 VDC , according to Verteil, eliminates fare-based ADM’s by virtue of its automated workflows and gives complete transparency to customers by providing comparison shopping based on value of various attributes within an offer which goes beyond merely fare and price comparisons among others. Additionally, with Verteil’s partnership with IFG (IATA Financial Gateway) the platform provides a centralised set of flexible payment options in addition to traditional form of reporting to BSP. This will ultimately help overcome high costs and complexities of different payment systems for the airlines.

Verteil had achieved significant milestone in the Indian travel market when they launched NDC in India with British Airways, Lufthansa Group and  American Airlines.


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