Airlines Understanding and Adopting NDC (LIVE virtual classroom)



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About the course

4-day (10 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Airlines Understanding and Adopting NDC aviation training course

The New Distribution Capability (NDC) Program is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard (NDC Standard). The NDC Standard will enhance communication between airlines and travel agents and will be open to any third party, intermediary, IT provider, or non-IATA member, to implement and use. The NDC Program will transform the way airline products and services are retailed to travelers; facilitating product differentiation and time-to-market for a transparent shopping experience. This introductory NDC training course designed for airlines provides an in-depth review of multiple NDC concepts to support you in building your business case and identifying the most relevant deployment options for your distribution strategy.

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Course code: TALF-79-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 10 hours to complete and be held over 4 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 sessions on the first 3 days and 1 session on the last day, the morning session will be 120 minutes and the afternoon session will 60 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

Please verify your hardware, software and network to support your upcoming course with IATA Training.


  • Recommended level is Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the B2B Training Specialist in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

Next class

Airlines Understanding and Adopting NDC (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
26 - 29 June, 2023
Register before Jun 05, 2023 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 12 Jun
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 172795
USD 1,255
USD 1,645
USD 1,840

2 daily LIVE sessions:
16:00-17:30 & 18:30-20:00 Beijing/Singapore
12:00-13:30 & 14:30-16:00 Dubai
10:00-11:30 & 12:30-14:00 Geneva/Paris
8:00-9:30 & 10:30-12:00 UTC
Please note that these timings may be subject to change.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the NDC program and scope
  • Explain how NDC supports offer and order management, and how NDC can support your distribution strategy
  • Describe the basics of the NDC reference architecture and XML schemas
  • Identify the deployment path which is most relevant for your distribution strategy
  • Learn how to build your NDC business case

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • NDC program and industry update
  • NDC offer and order management
  • ONE order – extending order management
  • NDC capabilities and business rollout strategies
  • NDC as part of distribution strategy
  • Impact of NDC on other airline systems and processes
  • Cost and benefit estimation methodology
  • Managing an NDC implementation

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline sales managers and executives
  • Airline commercial revenue managers
  • Airline distribution managers
  • Airline IT architects and strategists

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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