It has taken eight years, but IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) program is picking up real steam.  Technically, NDC only sets standards for airlines to communicate with customers and distribution partners in rich XML format. Practically, it allows carriers to sell into indirect channels—through global distribution systems (GDSs), aggregators, online and brick-and-mortar agencies, and travel managers—the same way they sell over their direct channels, such as ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"IATA’s New Distribution Capability is finally making waves " is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.

Already registered? Log in here.