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Travelport wins level 3 certification
January 2018 319

For innovators and technology enablers, the journey of excellence has not end line. Travelport, the leading Travel Commerce Platform, was certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a “Level 3” aggregator under IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative intended to create a new distribution standard for the airline industry.

Travelport is now the first global distribution system (GDS) travel commerce platform to acquire such status and will work with airline technology specialist Farelogix to implement the first such NDC connection with a major global airline, details of which will be announced soon.

Derek Sharp, Travelport’s senior vice president and managing director of Air Commerce said: “We are grateful to IATA for this recognition and delighted to be the first travel commerce platform to now be fully NDC-Certified for the multisource era in distribution. We already connect travel buyers through the airline database ATPCo to more than 280 ancillaries. This NDC status will complement that. It will also complement our extensive existing API connections and our valued tools for critical workflows, servicing and synchronization.  This is a complex process for all participants and we look forward to working with other partners in making this new era a success.”  

 







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