Amadeus has received IATA’s level three New Distribution Capability (NDC) certification as an aggregator, adding to its existing level three NDC certification as an IT provider.
Level three, the highest NDC certification, is awarded to companies that can demonstrate the ability to execute Offer and Order Management. This means that Amadeus is able to consume NDC offers from airlines and distribute them to travel sellers.
Amadeus received the level three NDC certification as an IT provider in 2016 , and was the first to renew this certification on version 18.1, the most up-to-date, released in March this year.
Through its NDC-X programme, Amadeus is connecting airlines and travel sellers using the NDC standard. This certification has been achieved through Amadeus’ work with Travix, an OTA that joined the programme earlier this year.
“The NDC-X programme is in full execution mode and this is the latest example of Amadeus enabling the reality of NDC for the industry,” said Gianni Pisanello, vice president, NDC-X program, Amadeus. “We’re making great progress on our mission to enable our airline customers to make their new NDC content available to our global travel sellers network – at scale.”
John Mangelaars, CEO, Travix, further shared: “Later this year, our teams will be using this NDC-enabled solution to ‘shop, order and pay’ through Amadeus. The latest certification shows the strength of our partnership and capabilities using IATA’s NDC standard.”