The platform is among the first to achieve Level 4 Certification on Schema 21.1
AirRetailer, specialised in airline retailing, New Distribution Capability (NDC) offer and order management and multi-source airline content aggregation and normalisation, is one of the first to achieve dual NDC certification on schema version 21.1 from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
NDC is a travel industry-supported programme launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard to communicate between airlines and travel agents, directly or via aggregators. To date, 102 airlines have been certified by the IATA. The association has certified AirRetailer, both as an IT provider and as an aggregator on level 4 on schema version 21.1.
Airlines optimally distribute their products and services through their own website channels and now adopting NDC, the industry is looking forward to replicating the same functionality in indirect channels used by travel agents and other intermediaries.
IATA director, Distribution Yanik Hoyles said: “Congratulations to AirRetailer for achieving level 4 NDC certification on schema 21.1 both as an IT Provider and Aggregator. As an NDC-certified Aggregator and IT Provider, AirRetailer is helping airlines to redefine their distribution strategy by enabling full servicing and product differentiation across all channels while supporting the business travel value chain’s adaptation to the world of airline retailing.”
AirRetailer vice president Products Sreejith Kunniyoor added: “While AirRetailer is busy building an easily navigable, scalable end-to-end corporate booking and expense management tool, we are extremely proud to receive the dual NDC Level 4 certification from IATA.
The AirRetailer corporate booking and expense management tool will be a simpler and seamless tool both for the corporate travel and spend decision-makers, as well as the end-users, while NDCAggregator.com will assist the travel management companies to access aggregated and normalised airline content from GDS, NDC & LCC-based sources in one single screen.”