Amadeus has received the level three New Distribution Capability certification as an aggregator from International Air Transport Association.
The news comes in addition to Amadeus’ existing level three New Distribution Capability certification as an IT provider, making Amadeus one of the first providers with dual level three certification.
Level three is the highest New Distribution Capability certification and is awarded to companies that can demonstrate the ability to execute offer and order management.
This means that Amadeus is able to consume New Distribution Capability offers from airlines and distribute them to travel sellers.
Through the NDC-X program, Amadeus is connecting airlines and travel sellers using the New Distribution Capability standard.
This certification has been achieved through Amadeus’ work with Travix , a leading online travel agency that joined the program earlier this year.
“We are pleased to be working with online leader Travix, and to be one of the first providers in the industry to achieve dual level three New Distribution Capability certifications.
The NDC-X program is in full execution mode and this is the latest example of Amadeus enabling the reality of New Distribution Capability 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.”
Amadeus received the level three New Distribution Capability certification as an IT provider in 2016, and recently was the first to renew this certification on version 18.1, the latest version of the New Distribution Capability standard, released in March this year.
“By achieving New Distribution Capability level three certification as an aggregator, Amadeus is demonstrating its commitment to driving the industrialisation of New Distribution Capability, supporting a new era of airline retailing that will deliver a better shopping experience for air travellers.
“This certification solidifies the great progress made by Amadeus to date and I look forward to see what’s coming next,” said YanikHoyles, director, New Distribution Capability Program, IATA.