Created by IATA, NDC is an XML-based data transmission standard that is anticipated to enable travel companies – from airlines to travel agencies – to evolve travel distribution and merchandising.
With this in mind, the NDC-X programme will bring together experts from across Amadeus’ business, and focus on practical use cases of the standard, adopting a test and learn approach to deliver improved capabilities for the industry.
The NDC-X program is a continuation of the IT provider’s previous work towards digitalising the industry and creating commercial possibilities to build on NDC.
Gianni Pisanello, who has various leadership roles within Amadeus’ airlines business, both on IT and distribution, will lead the new NDC-X programme.
“At Amadeus, we recognise that we have a responsibility to make NDC work for all travel players, and that’s what we will be doing through our NDC-X programme,” noted Pisanello.