Event: 2020 Phocuswright Conference
Product: Kyte Direct Connect
HQ: London, U.K.
Principal(s): Alice Ferrari, CEO & Co-Founder; Will Phillipson CTO & Co-Founder; Catalin Mustata, Head of Engineering & Co-Founder
Product Description: Kyte Direct Connect is a modern REST/JSON API incorporating content from both NDC and LCC carriers and supporting full product content and functionality. Product is targeted at airlines and travel retailers who want a robust, fully functional technical solution while maintaining their direct commercial relationships.
Business Model: Subscription
Competitors: Duffel, Travelfusion, Datalex, OpenJaw
Competitive Edge: • Radical new business model; cost-effective for connected parties
• Technology dolution: airlines and agencies maintain direct commercial relationship
• Full-service solution: all core and ancillary product and full life-cycle service
• Omni-channel customer engagement across direct and indirect channels
Market Opportunity: Airlines spend billions on technology and services but are still constrained by ancient business practices and legacy tools. Kyte will enable airlines to truly realize the NDC dream: control over their product, direct customer relationships, and lower costs of sale.
Early Customers: Prefer not to disclose at this stage.