Travelport, the travel commerce platform, has entered into a multi-year commitment with United Airlines. Both companies will continue to work together to enhance the delivery of United’s product offering, including ancillaries and fare families, to agencies and corporations through Travelport’s traditional ATPCO and API platforms, including deployment of United content made available consistent with IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard. Dave Bartels, vice president of pricing and revenue management at United, said that while direct volumes through the carrier’s website and mobile app continue to grow, the airline wants to be available across a variety of booking channels, “and collaborating with Travelport helps us do that.” And Damian Hickey, Travelport’s global head of air travel partners, said the company looks forward to providing better experiences for agencies and travelers worldwide and “pioneering NDC solutions.”