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NDC Pilots

Contribute to shaping tomorrow's airline distribution

The objective of the NDC pilots is to validate and enhance the NDC business requirements and schemas. If your company is an airline, travel agency, GDS or IT provider, we encourage you to participate in the NDC pilot starting in 2013.

As a pilot participant, you will be expected to define the exact scope of your specific pilot in accordance with your readiness and business needs/objectives.

Be one of the pioneers to experience this new capability!  Find out the objectives, participation criteria, scope and timelines in the NDC pilots terms of reference (pdf). Sign up through our call for participation - NDC pilots (pdf).

A total of 5 pilots kicked off

We have invited 130 entities (airlines, IT providers, and travel agent associations) to participate in the first round of NDC pilots. See the progress and pipeline for 2014 (pdf)

Action Number of Companies
Invitation to participate 130
One to one engagements to determine next steps 83
Pilot candidates 21
Pipeline 6
Active Pilots 5
Live transactions 1

The SkyDreamer Pilot (Hainan Airlines, CTBA and Travelsky) issued a live NDC shopping transaction using the proposed NDC Airline Shopping schemas. In this pilot, Travelsky integrated the NDC shopping process into their existing booking and ticketing processes to fulfill the order for this Chinese domestic passenger. Note that approval of the proposed NDC Airline shopping schemas is subject to US DOT approval of Resolution 787.

XML schemas

NDC pilots will be using Open AXIS XML schemas. See our XML capability pages.

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