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Sabre reaches NDC milestone, with help from Flight Centre


Travel professionals now have access to an even wider range of content and personalisation for clients

Sabre has achieved Level 4 certification under the International Air Transport Association (IATA) NDC Certification Program. 

 

With the milestone, which saw the US-based travel technology company collaborate with Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Sabre hopes to “increase access to leading content for all participants in the travel value chain and constitutes one of many enabling elements of the Sabre platform”.  

 

 

“Flight Centre Travel Group is delighted to have supported Sabre in achieving this milestone,” FCTG Global Head of Supply John Beauvais said. 

 

“As one of the largest leisure and business travel agencies in the world, our priority has always been to drive the NDC roadmap in order to ensure our customers benefit from the opportunities that NDC presents.

 

“We have worked closely with Sabre as a lead partner in their “Beyond NDC” initiative to help achieve this over the last two years. However, in the post-Covid era, NDC will play an even greater role in travel distribution. 

 

“The fact that Sabre is IATA Level 4 certified will enable our travel consultants to access an even wider choice of content and provide their customers with an even greater degree of personalization.”

 

As well as bringing NDC capabilities a step closer, Sabre says the announcement demonstrates further progress for Sabre “in going beyond the NDC standards – to facilitate omnichannel retailing and distribution of intelligent airline offers and develop scalable capabilities for travel intermediaries”.

 

Belarusian Airlines became the first carrier to achieve IATA’s Level 3 certification using Sabre’s airline IT NDC capabilities.

 

Sabre Travel Solutions Offer Sourcing Vice President Kathy Morgan says, “NDC is one of many elements of Sabre’s platform, and this milestone is another step forward in pursuing our vision for travel that incorporates greater personalization, expanded commercial opportunities and better experiences.”

 

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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 26 August 2020


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