Sabre Granted NDC Level 3 Capability as IT Provider by IATA
Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider, has been recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as an NDC Level 3 capable IT provider.
“Reaching this milestone less than two months after announcing Level 2 capability, Sabre accelerates its commitment to leading the evolution of retailing and distribution technology,” the company said in an announcement.
By granting Sabre “NDC capable” Level 3 status under the NDC certification program, IATA recognizes that the company supports deployments using offer and order management messages whose schemas are compliant with the standard NDC message schema. Sabre has therefore demonstrated its ability to provide a broad range of retailing capabilities to a variety of sellers, including end-to-end offer and order fulfillment and servicing.
Along with the ability to create and personalize offers, Level 3 capability indicates that Sabre is now positioned to fulfill and service those orders throughout the entire process in both direct and indirect channels. A major component of this includes verifying offer integrity and ensuring that the order management system can accurately enforce orders based on the rules of the original offer.
“Level 3 capability is just one step in the process of constant innovation and adaptation to a changing marketplace, and now we are focused on bringing these new capabilities to market as part of our drive to achieving an end-to-end product and services distribution solution,” Dave Shirk, president of Sabre Airline Solutions, said.
Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are currently used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management.