At the same time, the airline says it is making progress with unions in other countries. This week, it has done deals with organisations representing cabin crew in Germany and Italy, so it is spreading a little industrial relations peace as well.
Travelport was the first GDS operator to be granted NDC Level 3 certification from IATA. The company says this makes it well-positioned to support QDP as Qantas prepares to deploy NDC content later this year.
Houchen was speaking at an event at AV Dawson in Middlesbrough, where he marked one year in office.