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 September 5, 2018

Air Canada Taps Into ATPCO/SITA Exchange For NDC Compatibility

To translate its AC2U airline distribution application programming interface for an NDC world, Air Canada has turned to the NDC Exchange, jointly produced by ATPCO and SITA. Read More »
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Posted August 13, 2018

Delta Leans In To NDC, Preps GDS API Connections

Delta in the next month plans to become Level 3 certified under the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability program, joining some of the largest airlines in the world in reaching the milestone, including competitors American Airlines and United Airlines. Read More »
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Posted August 8, 2018

Amex GBT, CWT Working On NDC With Amadeus, Too

Amadeus announced American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel will pilot airline distribution in accordance with the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability standard. The announcement came Wednesday, a day after competing distribution player Sabre announced its own NDC pilots with those two mega travel management companies. Read More »
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Posted August 7, 2018

Sabre Lines Up American, Mega TMCs For NDC Pilots

American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Flight Centre Travel Group have committed to work with Sabre to pilot "end-to-end" distribution capabilities that align with the New Distribution Capability standard. Sabre on Tuesday also named American Airlines as the first carrier to participate in tests. Read More »
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Posted July 2, 2018

Corporate Bundles Are Next Up In American Airlines' NDC Journey

American Airlines plans to test negotiated corporate bundles this year with clients of travel management companies that connect to the airline through an International Air Transport Association New Distribution Capability connection. 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 May 31, 2018
Darrin Grafton

INTERVIEW: Serko CEO Darrin Grafton

This month, New Zealand-based corporate T&E tech company Serko announced its first-ever annual profit, for its fiscal year ending in March, and achieved Level 3 status as a seller in the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability program. CEO Darrin Grafton caught up with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer. Read More »
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