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Skyscanner receives landmark IATA certification

Skyscanner has become the first major global travel metasearch engine to receive certification of Level 3 on IATA’s ┬áNew Distribution Capability (NDC) standard.

The NDC Certification validates the scope and level of a travel provider’s capability to receive and process NDC data. The programme confirms that Skyscanner has in place the most advanced form of shopping schemas enabling airlines to distribute their full product offers and to merchandize their baggage, seat choices and ancillary services, using rich content, in an anonymous or personalized manner. Additionally Skyscanner has developed the order management schemas that enable airlines to manage NDC-driven orders throughout the entire lifecycle, from booking to fulfilment.

Skyscanner has been an early-adopter in the industry as the first global meta-search to facilitate NDC bookings through its platform in November 2015, partnering with British Airways to facilitate the sale of the first ticket.

Skyscanner is able to showcase the full range of products and services offered by carriers, while giving customers more opportunity to select and buy the product that they really want throughout the comparison and shopping process.