IATA’s data standard NDC – the New Distribution Capability – continues to progress further with initial live implementations expected from 2016 on. But how can an airline actually deploy the new XML format? One could argue that facilitating NDC should not be too difficult: Just make sure that your current API is changed into an NDC XML API and you are ready to receive NDC content. Unfortunately, it is not that simple.
With this paper, PROLOGIS aims to provide an overview of the suggested technical reference architecture for an airline to facilitate NDC and to introduce some of the NDC technology providers with their product and service offerings.