Under this area, Strategic Partners can participate in the e-services Task Force which brings airlines, systems providers and IATA ticketing specialists together to define a common approach to implementing global Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) standards.
This project aims to remove all paper documentation from the airline ticketing processes to create a paperless environment according to IATA's (EMD) standard.
- Successful adoption of the EMD standard within IATA Billing and Settlement Plans (BSPs) was achieved in November 2014.
- The Virtual Multipurpose Document (vMPD) was phased out in June 2014 and is no longer accepted in IATA BSPs.
- 187 airlines have implemented the IATA EMD standard.
Detailed summary - EMD/e-Services (pdf)