Flybe achieves IATA NDC Level 4 certification
Only regional airline in world to receive NDC Level 4 status
High performance access to real time data for travel trade
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has become the first regional airline in the world to be awarded International Air Transport Association (IATA) Level 4 New Distribution Capability (NDC) certification. This follows its initial implantation of the new NDC standard two years ago that enabled it to provide easy access to the entire value chain of business travel industry stakeholders in real time including making available its corporate and web fares to corporate buyers.
IATA provides the only official industry certification programme in support of the NDC standard, and Flybe was also one of the first carriers to achieve ‘NDC Certification Level 3’ which at the time was the highest level of certification under the new NDC Certification Programme.
The status recognises that Flybe uses ‘Offer and Order’ management messages whose schemas are compliant with the standard NDC message schema, version 17.2. It was awarded in the context of an NDC deployment in cooperation with Flybe’s NDC provider, Pribas.
Roy Kinnear, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer comments: “We are proud to once again become an industry-leader by being the first regional airline in the world to receive IATA NDC Level 4 status. This is another exciting development for Flybe. It is a great move forward and makes it so much easier for more of our customers to benefit from having access to our best possible fares.”