All Nippon Airways is working with Ireland-based OpenJaw
Technologies (OpenJaw) to create a New Distribution Capability
OpenJaw's NDC platform will eventually enable
distribution partners to link directly to ANA's reservation
system, streamlining the booking process for consumers.
"OpenJaw is a perfect partner for ANA since both companies
place an emphasis on setting the standard for excellence in their
respective industries," said Akihiko Miura, Executive Vice
President of ANA. "As we collaborate to streamline the booking
process, ANA is proud to have a partner that shares its values."
customization options, the NDC platform represents a shift in how
tickets will be purchased through distributors. The integrated ANA
NDC Platform will also
deliver wider opportunities for passengers to purchase optional
services - such as lounge access - through the distributor's
are proud to have been chosen as ANA's preferred technology
partner for NDC," said Kieron Branagan, CEO of OpenJaw
Technologies. "According to IATA, the NDC standard will enable
airlines to transform the way air products are retailed by
addressing the industry's current distribution limitations. OpenJaw is an IATA NDC and IATA ONE Order Strategic Partner with
Level 3 NDC Certification and is committed to transforming airline
retailing through the use of NDC standards."
Roll-out of the new platform is expected in the second half of the
fiscal year 2019.