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Wed, 15 May 2019

Lufthansa Becomes World’s First Airline to Earn IATA ONE Order Certification

Lufthansa has become the world’s first airline to earn IATA ONE Order certification.

ONE Order is the IATA initiative to modernize its member airlines’ flight booking and accounting processes, to enable them to align their products even more closely to customers’ needs and substantially simplify the customer’s booking experience.

Under the ONE Order approach, the customer is issued a single reference number for their journey, known as their Order ID, that covers all their flight and supplementary product documents - which have previously been handled separately.

Lufthansa A350-900. Click to enlarge.

This allows all the travel products and services for a particular trip – even those of other providers such as partner airlines or third parties such as hotels and car rental companies – to be fully integrated under a single booking reference number.

The adoption of ONE Order has been made possible by IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard, which is using the XML standard to modernize the systems communications between airlines and other travel service providers.

Lufthansa’s ONE Order certification from IATA follows the successful completion of a one-year pilot project at the airline in collaboration with Lufthansa Systems. The project’s objective was to conduct the entire product offer and booking process solely on the basis of the NDC and ONE Order standards.

“We are very pleased to have become the first airline in the world to obtain this ONE Order certification,” said Christian Popp, the Lufthansa Group’s Head of Distribution and Revenue Management Strategy & Business Intelligence. “With the new ONE Order standard, we can even better address our customers’ needs, tap new potential and create added value together with our system partners within the travel market. This latest development is also further confirmation of the leading role that the Lufthansa Group continues to play in innovation terms, and marks another major step towards the airline sales of tomorrow.”

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