Tag Archives: New Distribution Capability

Amadeus Adds American Airlines, BCD Travel To NDC Program

By | August 13, 2018

Continuing the furious pace of NDC-related announcements around the industry, Amadeus said American Airlines and BCD Travel agreed to join its NDC-X program. AA is the first North America-based carrier to commit. BCD joins U.S.-based American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and Australia’s Flight Centre. For Amadeus, like Sabre and Travelport, incorporating NDC means mitigating content… Read More »

American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Join Amadeus NDC Program

By | August 8, 2018

American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel partnered with Amadeus for its NDC-X program. The two global travel management companies will work with the global distribution system provider to test usage of New Distribution Capability-enabled connections. “This will help GBT prepare to implement the industrialized version of the solution, which will include servicing capabilities, in 2019,” according to… Read More »

Sabre Signs AA, American Express GBT, CWT And Flight Centre To Build Out NDC Workflows

By | August 7, 2018

American Airlines, American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Flight Centre Travel Group joined with Sabre to develop, integrate and test New Distribution Capability-enabled offers and orders. Under the program, called Beyond NDC, these launch partners and Sabre would seek to integrate NDC with the “retailing, distribution and fulfillment systems that support the travel ecosystem,” according to a… Read More »

Delta Asserts Support Of GDSs, Targets This Year To Test New APIs

By | August 3, 2018

Delta Air Lines expects to start piloting its new application programming interfaces with distribution intermediaries by the end of the year. While those APIs will be available to other aggregators, the focus is on global distribution systems. “For the Delta distribution strategy, which may differ from others, we view GDSs as consumers of the overwhelming amount of our… Read More »

Jeff Klee On The Industry Fiddling With NDC While Rome Burns

By | July 31, 2018

The New Distribution Capability furnished by the International Air Transport Association is several years in the making. At least a few more are required for the industry at large to realize the intended benefit — more control for airlines in how they create and retail their services across the spectrum of distribution channels. AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee urges… Read More »

IATA Fully Certifies Amadeus For Distribution Using NDC

By | July 9, 2018

Amadeus became the tenth company in IATA’s New Distribution Capability program certified as a Level-3 aggregator, according to IATA’s NDC Registry. Amadeus previously achieved Level 3 certification, the highest level, as an IT provider. The certifications indicate a company’s ability to handle messaging via an NDC-compliant application programming interface. For aggregators, that means consuming such APIs made available… Read More »

Mark Meader On IATA’s One Order

By | June 26, 2018

[CORRECTION, June 28, 2018: The International Air Transport Association projects its New Distribution Capability initiative to achieve critical mass by 2020, not 2022 as originally stated here, according to a spokesperson. This article has been updated to reflect that projection.] The travel industry still is trying to understand the consequences of IATA’s New Distribution Capability. That hasn’t stopped… Read More »