Adopting NDC Requires TMC Tech Overhaul, But Airlines Aren’t Offering Much Time

Airlines have big plans for new distribution capabilities. Whether and when they become reality in corporate travel remain open questions. At the moment, it's looking like a huge challenge.

British Airways officials said they anticipated a "large chunk" of travel agencies would transition to NDC channels this year. Air France-KLM's roadmap calls for new products to be made available to TMCs using NDC beginning in the second half of this year — after its surcharge takes effect April 1. American Airlines last year announced . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.