Sabre has been recognized by the International
Air Transport Association (IATA) as NDC Level 3 capable.
By granting Sabre “NDC capable” Level 3
status under the NDC certification program, IATA recognizes that
Sabre supports deployments using offer and order management
messages whose schemas are compliant with the standard NDC message
Along with the ability to create and personalize
offers, Level 3 capability indicates that Sabre is now positioned
to fulfill and service those orders throughout the entire process
in both direct and indirect channels. A major component of this
includes verifying offer integrity and ensuring that the order
management system can accurately enforce orders based on the rules
of the original offer.
“This represents significant progress in our
NDC-enabled airline retailing and product distribution strategy
and demonstrates how we impact every step of the order and
fulfillment process,” said Dave Shirk, president of Sabre Airline
Solutions. “But Level 3 capability is just one step in the process
of constant innovation and adaptation to a changing marketplace,
and now we are focused on bringing these new capabilities to
market as part of our drive to achieving an end-to-end product and
services distribution solution.”
Sabre is also certified as an NDC Level 1
aggregator, with a roadmap to reaching Level 3 in 2018.