Sabre Corporation has launched its first set of New Distribution Capability (NDC) APIs in close collaboration with launch carrier, United Airlines. The airline will be able to use NDC’s solutions to offer fare options and flight amenities to its customer base.
Dave Bartels, vice president of revenue management for United Airlines, said: “United is thrilled to be the first airline to partner with Sabre to offer NDC capabilities through their booking platform as we continue to advance the travel industry.”
He added: “We strive to provide the best experience for our customers at each step of their travel journey, including when they shop for flights. Working with Sabre to improve the booking process is another way we are able to enhance the experience for our customers.”
Part of its Beyond NDC programme, participating agency partners will be able to utilise these capabilities to enable live NDC bookings. Customers will also be able to advantage of Sabre’s advanced shopping API as it integrates with air content from a variety of sources, such as traditional, low-cost carrier and NDC offers.
Sabre is set to continue releasing additional capabilities throughout 2019, one example being the introduction of its agent desktop workspace, Sabre Red 360.
The technology provider is set to continue working closely with many of its partners and stakeholders within the travel ecosystem to devise new solutions in promoting business opportunities.
Kathy Morgan, vice president of NDC for Sabre, said: “Sabre remains committed to releasing scalable, NDC-enabled offerings that support end-to-end workflows and integrated content.
“This new NDC-enabled world we are bringing to life requires close collaboration and a common vision with entities from every corner of the industry. Working with United and all of our Beyond NDC partners to deliver integrated NDC content is the result of the great collaboration we are proud to have led over the last 18 months.”