New Distribution Capability - Build And Expand Airline Retailing With Modern Data Exchange Standards
With FlightsLogic's secure, flexible and cost-effective settlement platform, airlines and travel agencies can create customized, effectively managed partnerships that leverage New Distribution Capability (NDC).
What is NDC?
NDC is an International Air Transport Association (IATA)-backed, XML-based data transmission standard that enables carriers to distribute a full range of products through travel agencies through significantly improved communications. In terms of adoption, NDC is open to any third-party, intermediary, provider, or non-IATA member to implement and use.
It promises to give airlines complete control over the exact product or product suite they offer to any given traveler at any given time. However, capitalizing on the NDC opportunity will necessitate a complete overhaul of airline business processes and IT systems.
NDC Promises to be a Game Changer
The NDC standard completely transforms an airline's ability to serve customers and drive revenue through the indirect channel. They can use NDC to:
Distribute their entire product portfolio, including ancillaries, which account for a growing portion of revenue and profit.
Offer value-added products and services based on personal information, if customers choose to disclose it.
Display far more information about products, including detailed descriptions of distinguishing features and media such as photographs.
Bring new products to market faster and provide a shopping experience based on customer preferences.
Why was NDC established?
NDC was developed to help the travel industry to evolve in its sales of air products to corporations, leisure, and business travelers. IATA has now launched NDC (new distribution capability), an XML-based data transmission standard that allows airlines to overcome the challenges of their current distribution system. NDC allows its additional services to make use of rich content. IATA now handles 95% of the airline industry.
In the world of the internet, with the growth of technology, travel agencies and individual distributors are adopting cutting-edge travel technology tools and mobile apps to assist global customers while increasing revenue. With the advancement of technology, agencies began using online flight reservation systems, allowing end-users and sub-intermediates to easily book flight deals online.
As a result, many travel start-ups, both non-IATA, and IATA intermediates are opting for the OTA model. The IATA NDC online reservation software assists the end traveler in selecting seats, purchasing auxiliary services, upgrade, cancellation, etc. Therefore, Airlines System enables NDC-based collection and IT services to airlines, travel intermediaries, and third-party vendors in the travel industry.
FlightsLogic, a well-known airline solution provider has been certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as an IT provider with NDC level 3 capability. With NDC, we can provide additional services such as luggage, seat selection, and customized offers.
We adopt IATA-approved Global Distribution Systems to allow travel agents to sell tickets directly online through B2B, B2C, B2B2B, and B2B2C agents. We extend IATA software for travel agencies, tour operators, and travel aggregators, as well as ticket reservation software for non-IATA travel members.
Our system helps to control costs by achieving high performance, e-ticketing, interlining, and traditional GDS connections to all travel agency sales and distribution which conform with IATA standards.
Enhancing online travel software globally requires Flight API Integration from different best flight providers. The development of a travel portal is incomplete without the integration of flight APIs from various suppliers.
A cost-effective and effortless way to build customized and dynamic travel booking applications based on constantly evolving online travel technology means you must always need to upgrade day by day with the emerging travel industry.
The benefits of NDC
The NDC standard ensures that these ticket sellers are up to date on the latest offers and products from each airline. This enables you to see the entire range of products and services that are available to you.
NDC benefits include:
Even if you purchase from a third party, you will have direct access to upgrades, exclusive packages, and limited-time offers.
Your entire experience can be tailored to your specific preferences.
You can compare all airline options, including their various services, products, and promotions, in addition to the price.
Airlines can distribute their products more widely and quickly through third-party agents or websites.
Travel agents can sell the same content that airlines do on their websites.
How Will NDC Help Travel Agencies?
NDC has the potential to streamline a travel agent's workflow, making it easier to book an airline ticket, especially for corporate agents. This convenience and transparency will be extended to online travel bookings as well. NDC is a new approach to airline retailing that includes rich content for end-users.
FlightsLogic is linked with New Distribution Capability via NDC Connectivity to provide end-to-end integration of airline content based on customer requirements. It can be implemented by any business, including an IT provider, intermediary, third party, or a non-IATA member, to drive forward the NDC and facilitate airline distribution globally.
For enhanced travel retailing capability with the adoption of NDC, we have been working with airlines, online travel agencies, tour operators, and customers to automate the airline distribution process by addressing the limitations of product differentiation, rich content access, shopping experience, and there are many benefits of NDC Airline for airlines, travel agents, GDSs, IT providers and travel startups and companies.
We design and build a completely customizable travel portal to empower travel companies. As a result, they will be able to exceed their customers' expectations by providing a visually appealing and user-friendly interface for online travel bookings.
FlightsLogic is integrated with GDS Flight API integration, allowing travel agents and travel portal websites to book flights online. We have also designed and developed booking engines that are integrated with GDS functionalities and are very useful for airlines.
We work with all the major GDS providers, travel consolidators, and integrate with Amadeus GDS, Travelport GDS, Sabre GDS which supports to operate reserving airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, and other travel sectors.
Our Travel API solution for integration with various bedbanks, flight consolidators, GDSs, and other travel product suppliers provides easy and quick access to your booking platform. To activate any connector, you must have a direct contract with the supplier, which allows you to negotiate the best price.
It allows you to utilize/maximize your time and cost for integration while also giving you complete control over your products. Many airlines use the PSS System (Passenger Service Systems) to display flight availability that contains reservation information, fares, and schedules. At the time, Flight NDC was very important for airlines because it saved current data to PSS databases via the flight interface.
Without the Flight Booking System, Travel Portal Development is undoubtedly incomplete. The portal is directly connected to the APIs of the major GDS and LCC operators, allowing customers to search and book flights at their leisure.
FlightsLogic is connected to Flight NDC content. Our team of experts has extensive experience integrating Flight NDC technology into the airline's IT infrastructure. In addition, we aggregate all Flight NDC content in a single location and distribute it across systems using an XML API.
We offer the best Flight NDC Integration for airlines. We provide best-in-class tour operator and travel booking software solutions to global travel agencies, DMCs, OTA portals, IATA agents, and tour operators. With our Flight NDC, online travel agencies can gain access to personalized airline products and services.
Integrating Flight NDC into airline online travel portals will help in lowering flight distribution costs and generating new revenue streams for the business. We provide the Best Travel Software for travel agents, travel agencies, tour operators, hotel operators, and travel companies to automate day-to-day operations, increase operational efficiency, and maximize bookings while improving customer experience.
Flightslogic airlines collaborate globally with a large number of technology providers who are offering the pioneering data standard NDC in different forms and who cover both the corporate and the leisure sector. It enables TMCs and corporations to access comprehensive fares from airline direct connect via GDSs, LCCs, and aggregators in the same search.
Whether your airline connects to the agency distribution channel via a GDS, a direct connection, an aggregator, or a combination of these models, FlightsLogic is here to support your unique distribution strategy. With NDC, airlines and travel agencies can provide richer, more personalised experiences to their customers.
Increased Fare Pricing Bands: Airlines can implement "Continuous Pricing" because they are not constrained by limited Price Bands in GDS (Global Distribution Systems) and can offer more gradual, smaller Fare changes as demand and supply change. As a result, a Traveller on an NDC connection is more likely to get a lower fare.
No GDS Fee: Airlines offer lower fares through NDC because they do not have to pay a fee to the GDS to lodge their fares.
Direct Connection Between Seller And Airline: It is easier for sellers and Airlines can more easily discuss enhancements, richer content, or additions such as Seats because they have a direct conversation. The Seller can provide a better experience for the Business Traveller, similar to booking directly through the airline's website, while the business retains all of the benefits of using a TMC (Travel Management Company).
What are the Benefits of NDC Airline?
Benefits of NDC Airline:
Allows airlines to consolidate and present all travel inventory in a single platform
Allows airlines to consolidate and present all travel inventory in a single location
Offer customized package based on customer choice
Deliver rich airline content to customers
Efficient airline distribution
Sell ancillary services
Deliver rich airline content to customers
Add airline products to their product offering and increase sales capability
We focus on driving NDC forward to provide travel industry businesses with the benefit of enhanced retailing.
NDC is the future of Airline Distribution
The travel consumer has evolved and is becoming their travel agents as they have as much or sometimes more information than traditional travel agencies. The changing nature of the travelers is spurring Metasearch and the larger Online Travel Agencies (OTA) to evolve into online marketplaces where all the travel needs of a consumer are fulfilled.
In this rapidly changing landscape, airlines must guard against commoditization and find an effective way of distributing and differentiating their products while meeting customer needs through whichever channel or touchpoint they prefer.
NDC is an airline driven solution to meet only airline needs. NDC makes this possible and opens up new opportunities for airlines. The future of airline distribution looks a lot more like NDC than traditional retailing and distribution.
NDC is an XML-based data transmission standard that aims to address many of the current distribution channels in the airline industry. It's a well-known data protocol that allows airlines and travel agencies to exchange electronic information.
It enables airlines to provide the same rich and dynamic content to agencies that they do on their website (including ancillaries). It allows TMCs and corporations to obtain comprehensive fares from airline direct connect via GDSs, LCCs, and aggregators in the same search.
FlightsLogic aggregates and maintains airline content from GDSs, NDC airlines, and Low-cost carriers (LCCs). These air content sources are fed into a user-friendly User Interface, where Travel Agents can access the content source using their credentials.
The airline reservation system also supports the uploading of self-contracted inventories provided by the partner flight suppliers of the agency via the software. The system also includes a simple XML Out functionality that allows travel partners to share their inventories with one another.