NDC (New Distribution Capability) is a travel industry-supported program (NDC Program) launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard (NDC Standard). The NDC Standard enhances the capability of communications between airlines and travel agents and is open to any third party, intermediary, IT provider or non-IATA member, to implement and use.
NDC enables the travel industry to transform the way air products are retailed to corporations, leisure and business travelers, by addressing the industry’s current distribution limitations: product differentiation and time-to-market, access to full and rich air content and finally, transparent shopping experience.
Who will benefit and how?
Available on a voluntary and open basis, NDC benefits different industry players across the airline distribution value chain as follows:
- Full service and low-cost airlines > Differentiate their Products and Services
- Travel Sellers > Access Full and Rich Air Content of the Airlines
- Customers > Benefit from a Transparent Shopping Experience
The NDC Messages aregoverned by theShop-Order Standards Boardunder the Passenger StandardsConferenceand managedby three specialised Industry Groups; the Offer, Order and Customer Payment Groups. These Groups,ensure the standard is maintained and improvedeachrelease.
If you are an airline or strategic partner and would like to join the conversations and help set the standard, please firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
IATA Passenger Messaging Standards
The NDC(Offer and Order) messages can be found within the standardIATA Passenger Messaging Standards.
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