MINNEAPOLIS, MN; 02 February 2021
Navitaire, an Amadeus company, and a leading provider of reservations and ancillary sales solutions to low-cost and hybrid airlines, has announced it has been granted New Distribution Capability (NDC) Capable Level 4 status under the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Certification Program.
NDC is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard. The NDC standard provides the opportunity to address the end-to-end airline distribution process, including shopping and booking, and to deliver enhanced customer experiences. NDC is a critical enabler in the larger vision of enhanced travel retailing and is a key strategic priority for Navitaire and Amadeus.
NDC Capable Level 4 certification recognizes that the Navitaire NDC Gateway solution has demonstrated the ability to support Full Offer and Order Management capabilities, including servicing, using standard NDC messages compliant with current XML schemas.
The latest award caps Navitaire’s continued momentum as it expands support for the evolving NDC and ONE Order standards. Navitaire, and its ONE Order-based New Skies® passenger service and retailing solution, were recently awarded ONE Order Capable certification as an Order Management System (OMS). Navitaire also now joins Amadeus at this level, which achieved Level 4 certification both as an aggregator and IT provider since 2019.
Navitaire NDC Gateway is an integrated offer and order management system for New Skies carriers that allows Navitaire airline customers to extend their ticketless retailing capabilities, including optimized pricing of ancillaries, in the indirect sales channel.
“Achieving Level 4 NDC Capable status further demonstrates Navitaire’s commitment to the evolving NDC standards and reinforces our belief in the benefits they offer to our customers and their NDC-enabled partners via the indirect channel,” said David P. Evans, Navitaire CEO. “Our solutions have been built on NDC and ONE Order concepts from the beginning, and we continue to invest in industry standards to allow our customers to leverage newer technology to enable easier connections and collaboration with their partners. Navitaire’s NDC-enabled solutions are already helping to drive innovation across the industry, and helping airlines enhance their retailing opportunities across more channels.”
Navitaire, an Amadeus company, delivers industry-leading technology services supporting growth, profitability and innovation to 60 airlines and rail companies worldwide, carrying a total of 819 million annual passengers in 2019, including many of the world’s most successful low-cost and hybrid airlines. Navitaire offers a full suite of proven solutions focused on revenue generation and streamlining costs in the areas of reservations, ancillary sales, loyalty, revenue management, revenue accounting and business intelligence. Navitaire has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Amadeus Group. Learn more about Navitaire’s industry leadership in shaping the world of travel at www.navitaire.com.
Navitaire’s New Skies® reservations solution is a digital, “e-commerce first” platform with comprehensive retailing, analytics and passenger personalization tools. The solution is designed for efficiency, using a single record approach which manages both the offer and the order throughout the customer lifecycle. Real-time data for on-demand decision making and omni-channel processing are hallmarks of New Skies, which are leveraged extensively by airlines with clear industry leadership in innovation. In addition, IATA awarded Navitaire ONE Order Capable status as an Order Management System (OMS) in recognition of New Skies® ONE Order based solution capabilities
“We continue to invest in industry standards to allow our customers to leverage newer technology to enable easier connections and collaboration with their partners.”