Travelport gets IATA's nod for NDC Aggregator certification
Langley, March 2, 2017
Travelport has become the first GDS to be granted both Aggregator Level One certification and IT Provider Level Two status for IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) programme.
With this, Travelport has the option to distribute IATA NDC offers for fares and prices on behalf of the airlines electing to use IATA’s industry standards.
Travelport's ability to fully integrate with the NDC application programme interface will enable airlines using NDC-XML messaging to distribute and deliver their fares and products.
Travel agencies and TMCs will enjoy enhanced travel content and greater access to ancillary offers via Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform. For the first time, Travelport-connected agents will be able to make ancillary sales post the original flight booking and through their preferred agency workflows.
“We know the industry needs to transform the way flights are sold and IATA’s NDC is an important part of this," commented Ian Heywood, Travelport’s global head of product and marketing, air commerce.
Besides driving its own merchandising innovation, Travelport is an active participant in IATA’s NDC planning and has been a member of various working groups and steering and committees focused on NDC development.