Etihad airways signs multi-year retailing deal with ATPCO for Routehappy content

posted on 14th October 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Etihad airways signs multi-year retailing deal with ATPCO for Routehappy content

Etihad Airways today announced the carrier has signed a long-term retailing agreement with ATPCO to create and distribute UPAs (Universal Product Attributes) to all third-party distribution channels.

The deal enables the airline to accurately, consistently, and visually display its unique offers in its own brand voice and tone, in multiple languages, regardless of the channel where the flight is sold.

UPAs bring unique airline fares, products, and services to life with messaging, images, videos, and cabin tours. UPA content can be highly targeted by aircraft, cabin, route, time of day, fare, and more, giving passengers, as well as travel agents and their customers, time-sensitive and relevant content as they shop.

The deal enables Etihad to create tailored and relevant offers and communicate these more effectively with customers.

The carrier has invested heavily in its product innovations and having the right product and offer show up in flight shopping results means more customers are able to see the benefits of flying with Etihad.

“Etihad is focused on improving its distribution strategy to ensure its customers have the same rich booking experience on any other channel as they would have on,” said Martin Drew, Senior Vice President, Sales & Cargo, Etihad Aviation Group.

“Partnering with ATPCO means Etihad can create a single source of accuracy for its offers and products, and ATPCO can distribute this to the market on our behalf.

“Working with ATPCO’s talented retailing specialists who are creating this compelling content on Etihad’s behalf has meant that we can accelerate our digital transformation and increase ancillary sales.”

Ailsa Brown, Head of Sales and Partner Success, EMEA at ATPCO, added, “Evolving and modernizing the user experience for flight shoppers is a priority for ATPCO.

“Routehappy Content helps airlines differentiate their offerings in flight shopping displays, ultimately improving conversion, upsell, and customer satisfaction.

“Having Etihad Airways onboard means they can now get their content to market in an omni-channel environment quickly and efficiently.”

Etihad Airways’ UPA content is now live on more than 40 sales channels, including Amadeus, Ctrip, KAYAK, and Flight Center.