The Lufthansa Group airlines are continuing to differentiate their services and are extending the benefits for NDC partners. From 3 January 2019 (date of ticket issuance) the most favourable published German domestic and European fares of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS and Brussels Airlines will only be bookable via direct distribution channels (Lufthansa Group Airlines Direct NDC API, austrian.com, lufthansa.com, swiss.com and brusselsairlines.com) also for flights from Austria and Switzerland. (This regulation has been in effect since October 2018 for trips starting in Germany)*
Please note that the Economy Light (LGT) and Business Saver (BXX) fares as well as the Check&Go fare will no longer be available in the global distribution systems (GDS) from this point on. Excluded are corporate customers who use the EU-Flex corporate product: They will still be able to view and book the above mentioned rates until the contract expires (31 March 2019).
Good to know: More and more sales partners and companies are already using the direct link to the Lufthansa Group airlines. We will be happy to advise you or provide information on the NDC Partner Program website at lhgroupairlines.com/ndc. Simply contact your Lufthansa Group representative or speak to your local travel agency if you would like to benefit from the best European offers of the Lufthansa Group airlines and, from the beginning of 2019, from exclusive intercontinental offers as well.
*Valid for bookings with POC (point of commencement) in Austria, Germany and Switzerland