Travelport on schedule to launch IATA NDC API capability during 4Q2018

    Travelport president and CEO Gordon Wilson reported (04-Oct-2018) indirect distribution channels are embracing IATA‘s New Distribution Capability (NDC) API and announced Travelport is on schedule to launch its first version of this capability into a production environment during 4Q2018. Mr Wilson also expressed caution about NDC on issues such as the relative speed of response compared to the fast and accurate response times provided at present in the indirect channel and the different interpretations among airlines of the NDC API. Mr Wilson said this could push up cost to serve and time to implement and that further challenges lie in the unresolved commercial models on which industry needs to agree. [more – original PR]