Tuesday, 21 Mar 2023
Oman Air achieves IATA NDC Level 4 certification

Oman Air achieves IATA NDC Level 4 certification

As per a statement, NDC is a important transformation project, launched by IATA to modernise airline distribution. The NDC normal enhances the capability of communications in between airlines and travel agents by enabling an airline to make sales provides straight in genuine time which will also permit airlines to each define and value their items in any way they want.

Paul Starrs, chief industrial officer of Oman Air mentioned, “We are pleased to be one of the first airlines to receive Level 4 NDC certification. With buy-in from major travel agencies, aggregators and online travel agencies (OTAs), the NDC initiative at Oman Air is on a path from experimentation and testing to full-scale production. Our strategy is to shift the focus from capability to volumes and drive critical mass. By expanding the NDC capability to more markets globally, we target to have significant transaction volumes.”

He added, “Oman Air controlled Offer and Order Management solution and the Travel Agency Portal from TPConnects, based on Level 4 NDC Schema 18.2, will enable Oman Air to introduce exclusive content on NDC channel to travel agents.”

NDC is the modernisation of a 40 year old information exchange normal for ticket distribution created just before the Internet was invented. NDC is aimed at replacing the old EDIFACT protocol that has been about because the 1980s and employed by Global Distribution Systems (GDSs).

Umesh Chhiber, vice president – Revenue Optimisation and Pricing, mentioned, “The primary drivers for NDC at Oman Air is the revenue opportunity through the easy-to-use Travel Agent Portal and APIs for online travel agents, aggregators, etc, that allows product differentiation, ancillary sales, dynamic pricing and exclusive content. Adopting NDC is unlocking value through our travel agent channel by providing them with features and exclusive content that is difficult to access today.”

Travel agents and corporates who want to access Oman Air NDC content material can register on https://ndc.omanair.com

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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