Travel technology giant Sabre has achieved Level 2 status for the NDC distribution initiative being led by airline organisation IATA.

US-based Sabre said that it had achieved this “milestone” several months ahead of schedule, and is a major step forward in the company’s ambitions to “lead the industry in enhancing the way airlines retail and distribute their products” through NDC-enabled platforms.

Rodrigo Celis, vice president, product management at Sabre, added: “This is an important milestone for Sabre as we continue to execute on our NDC-enabled airline retailing and product distribution strategy.

“Through our strong direct and indirect channel presence, we are uniquely positioned to help unlock the value of personalised retailing with a true end-to-end solution.

“Our commitment remains steadfast to accelerate the development of a platform that accommodates flexible offer management and product distribution.”

Sabre is already certified by IATA as a NDC Level 1 aggregator and plans to achieve Level 3 status during 2018.

Fellow GDS-owner Travelport has already achieved Level 3 status from IATA.


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