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New Distribution Capability

Together, Let's Build Airline Retailing

NDC (New Distribution Capability) will enable the travel industry to transform the way air products are retailed to corporations, leisure and business travelers, by addressing the industry’s current distribution limitations: product differentiation and time-to-market, access to full and rich air content and finally, transparent shopping experience. ​​​​

About Info Leaderboard Standard Players Certification

Are you NDC certified?

IATA provides the only official industry certification program for NDC.  

The certification process examines the capabilities of airlines, agents and aggregators to receive and send NDC messages, testing specific NDC solutions.

NDC Certification covers:

  • Airlines, Sellers and Aggregators  – Any airline that deploys an NDC API or any seller or aggregator that consumes these APIs; and
  •  IT Providers – Any vendor that offers NDC products and services for airlines and distributors can become NDC capable.

Access now the NDC Certification Registry to see who are the NDC certified /capable actors.


Rise to the standard and apply for certification:

Changes to NDC certification

As the NDC standard moves towards critical mass , with all major stakeholders engaged, IATA is introducing changes to its NDC certification to better support the industry through this new phase of volume growth:

  1. Certification and renewal on a 36-month cycle of NDC schema versions
  2. Level 4 certification, full Offer and Order Management, which includes additional Servicing Messages (OrderReshop RQ/RS, OrderChangeNotif)
  3. "XML-Capable" Registration and new Level 1 certifications discontinued
  4. NDC@Scale” certification for airlines: a set of criteria to demonstrate that airlines (and their IT providers) have a minimum set of recognized capabilities to drive volumes of NDC transactions towards 2020. 


NDC Leaderboard Airlines

*Olympic Air will become effective on  01 January 2020

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