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This list presents the the NDC live airlines and their strategies and project scope. Most of these airlines are currently present on the NDC Registry, where you will also find out about those airlines' NDC partners and the schema version used. Last updated on 29 November 2017. 

Aer Lingus​

What has changed with NDC?

In the Aer Lingus NDC Pilot, corporate customers of Club Travel can retrieve a booking made through any channel then purchase additional ancillaries. Their customers can purchase seats, additional baggage, sports equipment and lounge access. No more manual processing for post booking ancillary sales is needed, it integrates seamlessly into back office processes.

NDC Strategy

Focus on Travel Management Companies
Additional sales of ancillaries
Project Scope
Message coverage: Post booking ancillaries
Scope: Ancillaries only
Ancillaries: a la carte
Type of Ancillaries:
Air: Seats, Baggage, Sports equipment
Non Air: Lounge access
Rich content: no
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Management Companies, Online Travel Agents​

Air Canada​

What has changed with NDC?

Air Canada is now better able to distribute our full suite of products in a manner that allows the end customer to make transparent and informed decisions. It also afford Air Canada with more options to robustly compete for business.

NDC Strategy

Our NDC API is free and available to all channels and players. We welcome all participants. We guarantee full content, both leisure and corporate, as well as personalized content where applicable.

Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order Management and Post Booking Ancillaries   
Scope: Flights and Ancillaries   
Ancillaries: Air-Related and Non-Air Related
Type of Ancillaries: Baggage, Change Fees, Lounge Access, Meals, Special Services
Rich content: yes
Personalization: yes
Airline Profile: yes   
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, NDC Aggregators, GDS

Air China​​

​What has changed with NDC?

After the implementation of NDC, accredited sellers can purchase air ticket and pre-reserve seats which was only possible on the airline's website before.

Details available in Travelsky plans long term support of the Airlines​ (pdf).

NDC Strategy

Connecting to Travelsky's direct connect distribution platform (C​​DP*)
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and order management
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte
Type of Ancillaries:
Air: Seats, Baggage
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Aggregators ​

*CDP = Carrier Direct Platform, a Travelsky solution which connects airlines to travel agents

American Airlines​

What has changed with NDC?

NDC facilitates the sales of ancillary products such as American/s Main Cabin Extra and Preferred seats Main Cabin Extra (which primarily provide extra legroom) and Preferred Seats (which mainly offer the most sought-after seat locations in an aircraft). Agents can now view, select a seat on a seat map and book paid seats.

NDC Strategy

Offering products through as many channels as possible
Highlight attributes that differentiate American Airlines' products
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer management
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte​
Type of Ancillaries:
Air: Seats
Rich content: no
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: indirect

APG Airlines

What has changed with NDC?

NDC doesn’t change our distribution philosophy as such but it does add an extra capability that enables us to sell our unique products to all of our customers, both existing and potential.” Sandrine de Saint Sauveur, President and CEO of APG.

NDC Strategy

Building a comprehensive distribution network better enabled to showcase the carrier’s differentiating products and services.
Featuring rich content designed to highlight the advantages and applicability of particular products.
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order Management
Scope: Flights and Ancillaries 
Ancillaries: a la carte​
Type of Ancillaries: 
Air: meals, Baggage ; Non Air: Limousine transfers
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no 
Distribution channels: B2C

Austrian Airlines

What has changed with NDC?

Preparing the road towards future state-of-the-art retailing with full dynamically created, personalized, and channel specific offers under airline control.
Offering new services and product bundles.

NDC Strategy

The NDC messages are used to transmit flight offers with bundled ancillaries like seats and extra baggage access. These bundles are defined in FLX merchandizing engine and are available exclusively for the Austrian Airlines Direct Connect booking channel. In addition to fare and product specifications the NDC offers the order creation and change as well.

Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order Management and Post Booking Ancillaries
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: Air-related
Type of Ancillaries: Seats, Baggage, Change Fees   
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Aggregators, Supplier Website, Supplier Mobile App

British Airways

​​What has changed with NDC?

“Our NDC APIs offer customers the ability to pay for their preferred seat, add additional baggage and pre order catering on British Airways flights via their preferred travel partner’s website, directly or via an NDC Service Provider/Aggregator. Previously, this could only be done on ba.com. This enables further British Airways content to be available in more places which benefits both the airline and the customer.” Nicola Ping, Distribution Development Manager Selling & Distribution at British Airways.

NDC Strategy

NDC API "Open to all"
Multi-channel distribution strategy 

Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and order management
Type of Ancillaries:
Air: Seats, Baggage, Catering
Non Air: None
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Direct connect through online travel agents, IATA Travel Agents, GDSs, OBTs​

Brussels Airlines

What has changed with NDC?

Preparing the road towards future state-of-the-art retailing with full dynamically created, personalized, and channel specific offers under airline control.
Offering new services and product bundles.

NDC Strategy

The NDC messages are used to transmit flight offers with bundled ancillaries like seats and extra baggage access. These bundles are defined in FLX merchandizing engine and are available exclusively for the Brussels Airlines Direct Connect booking channel. In addition to fare and product specifications the NDC offers the order creation and change as well.

Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order Management and Post Booking Ancillaries
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: Air-related
Type of Ancillaries: Seats, Baggage, Change Fees   
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Aggregators, Supplier Website, Supplier Mobile App

China Eastern Airlines

NDC Strategy

Through a standard set of NDC XML APIs, the airline takes control of it own products, and transfer price control into product control.
Through the transmission of rich media content, airlines can transfer the static display mode into dynamic and personalized display.
This accords with China Eastern Airlines’ Internet change concept, through the developer website, transfer the closed interface into the open technology platform.

Project Scope

Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights and Ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte
Type of Ancillaries: Seats, Baggage 
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: yes
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct​

​China Southern Airlines

What has changed with NDC?

China Southern can provide products to travel agents willing to connect directly and using a common interface profile. NDC provides an international standardized reference for China Southern to connect with different sales system from different partners around the world​.

NDC Strategy

Multi-channel distribution strategy
Direct connect with travel agents especially OTA/TMC/E-commerce companies
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights only
Ancillaries: n/a
Type of Ancillaries: n/a
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Direct connect through Online Travel Agents​

Colorful Guizhou

What has changed with NDC?

The customers can get the discounts and privileges from the airline or travel agency and the turnover of capital for the airline is faster. 

NDC Strategy

Colorful Guizhou Airlines developed a Unified Service Platform (API), which is connecting distribution channel and airline. With the new API, the OTAs can help airline distribute not only air tickets, but also non air products, such as pre-seat and allowance baggage.
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights 
Ancillaries: n/a
Type of Ancillaries: n/a 
Rich content: no
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: yes
Distribution channels: Supplier Website, Aupplier Mobile App, Travel Agencies Direct, GDS​


Condor/Thomas Cook​

What has changed with NDC?

“Condor implemented NDC to enrich the customer experience while booking flights and close the gap between direct and third-party sales possibilities. Access to better content beyond just the usual „price and availability“ and additional rich media around ancillaries is enabling a higher quality sales presentation.

NDC Strategy

One airline inventory migration
Digitalization
Drive ancillary revenues
Connect to new markets
Lower distribution costs
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Orde​r management
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte and bundled
Type of Ancillaries:
Air: Seats, Baggage
Non Air: Meals
Rich content: yes
Personalization: not yet
Airline Profile: in planning
Distribution channels: Online Travel Agents, Travel Agencies, Aggregators, Metasearch, Tour Operators​

Emirates

What has changed with NDC?

At Emirates we have deployed our NDC Level 2 compliant API to specialist agencies and OTA’s. Agents and OTA’s can now consume rich Emirates content, schedules and inventory allowing them to give better service to their customers.

NDC Strategy

Focus on Travel Management Companies, OTA’s and Specialist Agencies
Additional sales of ancillaries

Project Scope

Message coverage: Post booking ancillaries
Scope: Ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte attached to Emirates fare brands
Type of Ancillaries:  
Air: Seats, Baggage  
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Management Companies, Online Travel Agents, Consolidators and Specialist Agencies

Flybe

NDC Strategy

To enable consistent and rich product offering across all distribution channels Enabling travel agents to have access to the same rich content available on flydubai’s website

Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte
Type of Ancillaries: Baggage   
Rich content: no
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies, Direct, NDC Aggregator​

Flydubai

What has changed with NDC?

Agencies and their travelers will be able to search and book flights based on traveler’s preferences, from a fare that offers just a “seat and seatbelt” to a more comprehensive experience that includes multiple amenities and services. Business travelers using a TMC will be able to see their negotiated fares and any benefits negotiated between their employers and their preferred carriers.​

NDC Strategy

Enabling travel agents to have access to the same rich content available on flydubai’s website

Demonstrates flydubai’s commitment to providing their third party travel agents with up-to-date information, enabling them to offer the best value and deals for flydubai

Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer management
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte and bundled
Type of Ancillaries:
Air: seat, Baggage - Non Air: Meals
Rich content: yes
Personalization: yes
Airline Profile: yes
Distribution channels: Online Travel Agents, Travel Agencies​

Gol Linhas Aéreas

What has changed with NDC?

With NDC, GOL is able to promote its products such as the pre-purchase of excess baggage allowance, Special GOL Seat or Air Shuttle Services, across the entire travel industry, thereby increasing revenue potential.

NDC Strategy

Using newest technology with the lowest possible cost solutions
Using aggregators to distribute content
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte and bundled
Type of Ancillaries:
Air: Seats, Baggage, Cabin upgrade
Non Air: Meal, Car rental, insurance
Rich content: yes
Personalization: yes
Airline Profile: yes
Distribution channels: Aggregators, Online Travel Agents, Travel Agents, ​Travel Management Companies, Tour Operators

Hainan Airlines

What has changed with NDC?

The main benefits are that airlines have more control of the different distribution channels, can present more product information and ultimately sell more products.

NDC Strategy

Using Travelsky’s direct connect distribution platform (CDP*) to exchange information with the connected channels. CDP is a direct distribution platform that help airlines to direct connect to Agents/OTA/Corporate and any channel to distribute airlines’ air and ancillary products.
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights only
Ancillaries: n/a
Type of Ancillaries: n/a
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Aggregators​

*CDP = Carrier Direct Platform, a Travelsky solution which connects airlines to travel agents

Hong Kong Airlines

What has changed with NDC?

The main benefits are that airlines have more control of the different distribution channels, can present more product information and ultimately sell more products.​

NDC Strategy

Using Travelsky’s direct connect distribution platform (CDP*) to exchange information with the connected channels. CDP is a direct distribution platform that help airlines to direct connect to Agents/OTA/Corporate and any channel to distribute airlines’ air and ancillary products.
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights only
Ancillaries: n/a
Type of Ancillaries: n/a
Rich content: no
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Aggregators​​

Iberia​

What has changed with NDC?

With NDC, Iberia is now able to promote its products such as flights, seats and baggage, across the entire travel industry, thereby increasing revenue potential.​

NDC Strategy

Using NDC in conjunction with a number of travel partners to offer all of its direct sold products though indirect channels

Using aggregators to distribute content

Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: bundled
Type of Ancillaries:
Air: Seats, Baggage, Change Fees
Non Air: Special Services
Rich content: no
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Aggregators​

Iberia Express

InselAir

What has changed with NDC?

InselAir’s vision is to move from travel provider to experience provider, with full control over distribution. Through NDC they have been able to transform a one-size-fits-all product into a personalized offer at the right time for the right price.

NDC Strategy

Benefitting from full NDC value proposition

Improving travel experience while retaining full control of the products and their presentation
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte and bundled
Type of Ancillaries: Currently only Air-based, but ability to offer non-air based is present
Rich content: yes
Personalization: in development
Airline Profile: in development
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies/ Corporate portal (non-aggregation), Direct channels (ATO/CTO, call center)​

Jiangxi Air

NDC Strategy   

Deploying NDC API to connect to supplier’s NDC-enabled mobile app
Passing NDC certification based on the newest schema version to gain industry recognition
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer management
Scope: Flights only
Ancillaries: n/a
Type of Ancillaries: n/a
Rich content: no
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Aggregators, Consolidators​

Lufthansa

What has changed with NDC?

Preparing the road towards future state-of-the-art retailing with full dynamically created, personalized, and channel specific offers under airline control.
Offering new services and product bundles.

NDC Strategy

The NDC messages are used to transmit flight offers with bundled ancillaries like seats and extra baggage access. These bundles are defined in FLX merchandizing engine and are available exclusively for the Lufthansa Direct Connect booking channel. In addition to fare and product specifications the NDC offers the order creation and change as well.

Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order Management and Post Booking Ancillaries
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: Air-related
Type of Ancillaries: Seats, Baggage, Change Fees   
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Aggregators, Supplier Website, Supplier Mobile App

​Olympic Air

What has changed with NDC?

Travel agents now have the possibility to directly book Olympic Air’s flights and ancillaries such as baggage using NDC.

NDC Strategy

Connect to online travel agencies mainly in the Greece market that use NDC schema to book OA flights​
Reduce distribution costs
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer management
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte
Type of Ancillaries:
Air: Baggage
Rich content: no
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution  channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Online Travel Agents, Aggregators

Qatar Airways

What has changed with NDC?

“With NDC, for the first time agencies can see actual products that they will be buying through the rich media content without using a GDS, and shopping experience is similar to our website.” Hugh Dunleavy, Chief Commercial Officer at Qatar Airways.

Customers can see the actual product that they will be buying through the rich media. The fare family structure provides complete clarity on what is being purchased and how the offer differs as the customer moves from one fare brand to another. Though the same functionality is also present on the airlines' website, this is not a GDS Offering at present time and hence an important component of the NDC platform.

NDC Strategy

Enhancing the capability of communications between airlines, travel agents and intermediaries
Providing all users with a richer, personalized and dynamic interface to showcase their products
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer management
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte
Type of Ancillaries:
Air: Baggage
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct

Rotana Jet Aviation

Shandong Airlines ​

What has changed with NDC?

The main benefits are that airlines have more control of the different distribution channels, can present more product information and ultimately sell more products.

NDC Strategy

Using Travelsky´s direct connect distribution platform (CDP*) to exchange information with the connected channels. CDP is a direct distribution platform that help airlines to direct connect to Agents/OTA/Corporate and any channel to distribute airlines’ air and ancillary products.
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte
Type of Ancillaries:
Air: Seats, Baggage
Non Air: Travel Insurance, Car Services
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Supplier Website, Supplier Mobile App, Travel Agencies Direct​

Shenzhen Airlines ​

What has changed with NDC?

The main benefits are that airlines have more control of the different distribution channels, can present more product information and ultimately sell more products.

NDC Strategy

Using Travelsky´s direct connect distribution platform (CDP*) to exchange information with the connected channels. CDP is a direct distribution platform that help airlines to direct connect to Agents/OTA/Corporate and any channel to distribute airlines’ air and ancillary products.

Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights only
Ancillaries: n/a
Type of Ancillaries: n/a
Rich content: no
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Aggregators​

*CDP = Carrier Direct Platform, a Travelsky solution which connects airlines to travel agents

Sichuan Airlines​

What has changed with NDC?

NDC provides an international standardized reference for Sichuan Airlines to connect with different sales system from different partners around the world. Passing NDC certification based on the newest schema version to gain industry recognition.

NDC Strategy

Using Travelsky´s direct connect distribution platform (CDP*) to exchange information with the connected channels. CDP is a direct distribution platform that help airlines to direct connect to Agents/OTA/Corporate and any channel to distribute airlines’ air and ancillary products.

Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights
Ancillaries: n/a
Type of Ancillaries: n/a 
Rich content: no
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Aggregators​

*CDP = Carrier Direct Platform, a Travelsky solution which connects airlines to travel agents

Swiss International Airlines

What has changed with NDC?

Preparing the road towards future state-of-the-art retailing with full dynamically created, personalized, and channel specific offers under airline control
Offering new services and product bundles

NDC Strategy

The NDC messages are used to transmit flight offers with bundled ancillaries like seats and extra baggage access. These bundles are defined in FLX merchandizing engine and are available exclusively for the Swiss Direct Connect booking channel. In addition to fare and product specifications the NDC offers the order creation and change as well.

Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order Management and Post Booking Ancillaries
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: Air-related
Type of Ancillaries: Seats, Baggage, Change Fees   
Rich content: yes
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Aggregators, Supplier Website, Supplier Mobile App

S7 Airlines

What has changed with NDC?

“On their own websites online agents offer services of different companies and provide information on flight number, aircraft type, cabin layout, meals, and other services in their own format. NDC makes it possible to provide all flight data in the same format as on the airline’s website.

For us it is important, that all our passengers could purchase air tickets easily regardless of the purchase type — through the airline’s website or agents. The new standard will eliminate situations when a passenger chose an unsuitable fare or service as a result of misunderstanding”, Ekaterina Dmitruk, S7 Group Deputy General Sales Director.

NDC Strategy

Enable travel agents to offer on their websites all additional services available on S7’s website. E.g. Extra Space Seat Service, additional baggage, etc.
Give passengers an opportunity to cut their expenses significantly as a result of access to the whole line of fares and services of the airline.
Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights and ancillaries
Ancillaries: a la carte and bundled
Type of Ancillaries:
Air: Seats, Baggage
Rich content: no​
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Aggregators, Travel Management Companies

Turkish Airlines 

What has changed with NDC?

As a first stage of their NDC journey, Turkish Airlines has developed SeatAvailability messages. This was a milestone to know how NDC would affect distribution channels towards airline retailing.

NDC Strategy

In the short term, to make ancillary sales process through the direct distribution channel easier by enhancing the communication capability between industry partners (airlines, travel agents, 3rd parties).

Project Scope
Message coverage: Post booking ancillaries 
Scope: Ancillaries only 
Ancillaries: a la carte
Type of Ancillaries: 
Air: Seats
Rich content: no​
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels:Direct connect through online travel agents, IATA Travel Agents and non-IATA Travel Agents

Xiamen Airlines ​

What has changed with NDC?

The main benefits are that airlines have more control of the different distribution channels, can present more product information and ultimately sell more products.

NDC Strategy

Using Travelsky´s direct connect distribution platform (CDP*) to exchange information with the connected channels. CDP is a direct distribution platform that help airlines to direct connect to Agents/OTA/Corporate and any channel to distribute airlines’ air and ancillary products.

Project Scope
Message coverage: Offer and Order management
Scope: Flights only​
Ancillaries: n/a
Type of Ancillaries: n/a
Rich content: no
Personalization: no
Airline Profile: no
Distribution channels: Travel Agencies Direct, Aggregators​

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