NDC Community Messaging Hub API POC

NDC (New Distribution Capability) is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA (International Air Transport Association) for the development and market adoption of a new XML-based business messaging standard. The NDC Standard will enhance the capability of exchanges between airlines and sellers, while supporting personalization of the offers airlines can make and the way that air products are retailed.

The SITA NDC Community Messaging Hub platform is intended as a Proof of Concept (POC) for testing NDC messaging. The platform makes all necessary transformations to messages to enable communication between business partners and different NDC schema versions. The POC platform currently provides transformation of NDC shopping and ordering requests, in addition to response schemas, to enable transfer of messages between NDC schema versions 1.1.3 and 15.2.

The goal of this POC is to facilitate the identification and gathering of further requirements which can be used to build a community platform through which airlines can use APIs to exchange NDC messages with multiple business partners, regardless of which NDC schema version they use.

The platform will provide more transformations and capabilities as the project progresses to allow smooth NDC exchanges and to facilitate a seamless community NDC interoperability.