Posted November 27, 2018

Urged 'To Do More' On NDC, TMCs See A Key Role And 'A Half-Built House'

A group of 15 travel management companies, including American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Egencia, signed an open letter in response to travel buyers who had urged the industry "to do more" to advance the New Distribution Capability standard and account for buyer needs. Read More »
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Posted October 16, 2018 - Atlanta

GUEST: Travelport CEO On Airline Control And Commercial Models In An NDC World

Travelport president and CEO Gordon Wilson kicked off The Beat Live event this month and addressed airline control and commercial models in the context of the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability standard-making endeavor. Read More »
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Posted September 13, 2018

Buyer Group Urges Corporate Travel Industry 'To Do More' On NDC

A group of travel buyers urged airlines, global distribution systems, online booking tools, travel management companies and travel managers "to do more" to advance the New Distribution Capability standard to meet buyer needs. Read More »
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Posted September 7, 2018

IATA Plans New NDC Certification Levels As Program Looks To Scale

The International Air Transport Association plans to add two certification levels for its New Distribution Capability program "in early 2019," which will require airlines, aggregators and sellers to adopt additional application programming interface messages and, at the top tier, demonstrate ability to support high-volume NDC-based airline distribution. Read More »
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Posted June 28, 2018

IATA Expands NDC Engagement With TMCs, Launches Reference Guide

Lately, IATA has taken more notice of TMCs and the realities of their tech stack, as the association, along with airlines and GDSs, works to bring NDC to scale. Read More »
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Posted June 6, 2018

In Memoriam: The Paper Airline Ticket (Yes, It's Finally Gone)

The paper airline ticket died last week after more than a decade-long battle with obsolescence and failing health. Nearly 100 years old by some accounts, the paper ticket is survived by the e-ticket. Read More »
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Posted April 19, 2018

Sabre: Airlines Need To Address Gaps In NDC APIs

The International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability initiative is treading a path to critical mass. Each of the global distribution system operators is supporting that endeavor and working to adapt airlines' NDC-based application programming interfaces into their environments. Read More »
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Posted April 13, 2018

IATA Publishes List Of 'Leaderboard' Airlines For NDC

The International Air Transport Association released a list of 20 airlines that are part of its Leaderboard initiative for New Distribution Capability adoption. Read More »
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Posted March 23, 2018

IATA 'Leader Board' Airlines Get Ready To Push Real NDC Transaction Volume

IATA is establishing a program for what it called Leader Board airlines engaged with NDC. These carriers each will commit to delivering at least 20 percent of their volume through NDC-capable application programming interfaces by 2020. Read More »
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Posted March 22, 2018

ARC Sees EMDs On The Wane, Basic Economy Is A Culprit

The number of electronic miscellaneous documents processed through ARC has been declining on a year-over-year basis for much of the past half year. This followed several years of astounding growth rates, albeit from a very low base. ARC CEO Mike Premo said the rise of basic economy fare products, which restrict the purchase of ancillary add-ons, is a major factor. Read More »
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