Amadeus, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry, has received the level 3 New Distribution Capability (NDC) certification as an aggregator from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This comes in addition to Amadeus’ existing level 3 NDC certification as an IT provider, making Amadeus one of the first providers with dual level 3 certification.
Level 3 is the highest NDC 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 NDC offers from airlines and distribute them to travel sellers.
Through its NDC-X program, Amadeus is connecting airlines and travel sellers using the NDC standard. This certification has been achieved through Amadeus’ work with Travix, a leading online travel agency that joined the program earlier this year.
“By achieving NDC Level 3 certification as an aggregator, Amadeus is demonstrating its commitment to driving the industrialization of NDC, supporting a new era of airline retailing that will deliver a better shopping experience for air travelers,” said Yanik Hoyles, Director, New Distribution Capability Program, IATA.
“This certification solidifies the great progress made by Amadeus to date and I look forward to see what’s coming next,” Hoyles added.
Amadeus received the level 3 NDC 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 NDC standard, released in March this year. Acording to Amadeus, these certifications are milestones on the company’s journey to drive progress with NDC.
This year, Amadeus launched its NDC-X program, which brings together all the NDC activities across Amadeus – as an IT provider and aggregator – under one roof.