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Direct Data Service (DDS)
- The Direct Data Service was launched in June at the 68th IATA AGM held in Beijing last month. Today there are 4 carriers whose data is available in addition to what we are allowed to publish from BSP and ASP, the latter being run by Airline Reporting Corporation in USA.
- DDS currently features 76% of global indirect sales data, a further 29 carriers in the pipeline will enable DDS to reach the IATA industry target of 85% data availability by year end.
New distribution systems
- IATA, with support of our Board of Governors, is working on a new standard to enable product differentiation through all distribution channels. The New Distribution Capability (NDC) will be open and can be used by any party. It will be presented at the World Passenger Symposium in Abu Dhabi next October.
- IATA will also support implementation through a roadmap and industry business case. The GDSs and system providers have an important role to play in working with us to optimize NDC and to take advantage of its opportunities. Read more
- e-freight is live at over 100 airports, representing 33% of global traffic. With global penetration over 11% on live trade lanes, a roadmap towards alignment is being produced by the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG). Efforts are focusing on engaging customs authorities and regulators within BRICS countries.
- IATA has launched the e-freight Matchmaker to facilitate the adoption amongst forwarders and airlines of both e-freight and e-Air Waybill.
- Read more on e-freight
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