ATPCO Launches Bridge Labs to Fuel Airline Distribution Future
Airline data leader to develop next-generation products with innovators from travel and tech industries
DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – 10 October 2017 – ATPCO today announced the launch of ATPCO Bridge Labs. The platform will connect the unmatched airline fare, rule, and merchandising data of ATPCO with emerging and established companies in travel and technology to harness the powerful innovation taking place in airline distribution.
Using ATPCO Bridge Labs as a foundation, members will partner with ATPCO to gain mentorship, access, and insight – with a goal of rapidly prototyping and monetizing the development of new products and services. ATPCO Bridge Labs will provide access to the full range of ATPCO data and standards and will work with partners to deliver next-generation offer management tools, airline data analytics, and proof-of-concept applications.
“Innovation breeds disruption, and our industry is not exempt. Our role has always been to provide the industry with dynamic distribution tools to fuel their business model,” said Gianni Cataldo, Director of Research & Development (R&D) at ATPCO. “New customer expectations and revenue expansion demand more agility and a faster pace from us.”
ATPCO Bridge Labs is open and taking applications on a rolling basis from travel and technology companies with a special focus on start-ups.
“Growing our partnership with ATPCO and taking part in ATPCO Bridge Labs will be invaluable. Their breadth and depth of pricing content and extraordinary distribution expertise will help us get our ground-breaking INWEIGH product market-ready faster,” said Preethi Natarajan, founder of InEye Technologies.
The announcement coincides with the relaunch of ATPCO’s brand and vision – to fuel the future of air travel, leading the industry into the next generation of distribution by empowering smart connection of all content through all channels.
Uniquely positioned at the center of the airline distribution ecosystem, ATPCO enables seamless management of the airfare data that makes our entire industry run more efficiently. We hold more than 170 million fares for 430 airlines in 160 countries and manage an average of 3.9 million daily fare changes. Because ATPCO is owned by airlines, we serve as a neutral and trusted partner for our airlines with travel agencies, search engines, global distribution systems, governments, and many other industry partners. Every day, these organizations rely on our thought leadership and portfolio of technology and data solutions to help millions of travelers get where they need to go. Learn more about us at atpco.net.