We help NDC and ATPCO/EDIFACT coexist
Our product teams have optimized the display of our agency booking solution, Sabre Red 360, so that NDC offers appear alongside traditional ATPCO/EDIFACT options. For developers, our Offer and Order APIs integrate and normalize different types of content, so that NDC offers and traditional ATPCO/EDIFACT options are returned in single API call.
See how you can shop, compare, book and service different types of offers within one display—with a few simple clicks:
We support end-to-end workflows
Sabre sits at the crossroads of travel, working with all links in the travel value chain: airlines, agencies, online booking tools and corporate buyers. As a result, we’ve designed our NDC capabilities to support end-to-end workflows. We’re thinking not only about “happy paths,” but also about edge cases that are important to your operations. We’re optimizing our capabilities to manage offers and orders efficiently across the full lifecycle of trips.
NDC is an important enabler of offer and order-based travel retailing. New to the concept? Check out our guide for this modern retailing model:
When plans change, we keep travelers moving
Travel involves surprises—some good and some not so good. When plans change, we give you the ability to cancel, refund, void and exchange NDC content using the Offer and Order APIs and Sabre Red 360.
Access NDC from multiple on-ramps
Whether you’re a developer, agency, or corporate travel buyer, connect to us in the way that works best for you: use the REST/JSON Sabre Offer and Order APIs, Sabre Red 360, or our online booking tool, GetThere.
We handle the tech, so you can handle travel
Accessing NDC offers from airlines requires technical development skills and time. We are working with more than 30 leading airlines — including Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways and Avianca Group, among others – to integrate their content into the Sabre marketplace. That way, you connect to us once and gain access to many airlines instead of building and managing dozens of connections.
We scale with you
Whether your daily bookings number in the tens or thousands, Sabre’s robust systems are ready to scale to support your business’ needs. The world’s leading airlines and thousands of agencies around the world depend daily on Sabre to keep their travelers moving.
We move at the speed of your business
People are time-starved and attention spans are shrinking. The difference between a sale and a missed opportunity is defined in seconds. Sabre’s Google Cloud-based technology and industry-leading shopping response times puts NDC content at your fingertips when you need it.
Let us handle security stress
Sabre’s technical design process accounts for the rapidly evolving digital security landscape, including 3D-Secure protocols and regional data privacy regulations.
We have a seat at the industry table
The NDC standards continue to mature. A number of IATA working groups are helping to close gaps in the standards for business-critical use cases. Sabre representatives participate in those forums. As a result, gaps in the NDC standards are closed with answers that benefit the broader community—not just one link in the travel value chain.
Sabre is recognized by IATA as a system provider for both airlines and travel sellers in the ARM index.
We’re here every step of the way
Travel is becoming a world of hybrid content – of NDC offers and ATPCO/EDIFACT options. You don’t want to miss out, but maybe you’re not sure when or how to start. Sabre’s account representatives, technical sales engineers, consultants and support teams are ready to answer your questions and help you, whether you’re starting your NDC journey, or well on your way.
Looking for more detail? Check out our resources for getting started with NDC:
February 2, 2022
Get NDC ready: strategies for jump-starting your journey
2021 was a big year for NDC, from content launches to new capabilities. So how can we keep up the momentum in 2022? In our December 2021 webinar–NDC is NOW–Rolando Philps, Senior Director of NDC Product…
January 5, 2022
New Distribution Capability
What is NDC? IATA New Distribution Capability (NDC) is an XML-based data transmission standard that modernizes the way travel suppliers, sellers and buyers communicate with each other to conduct business. This standard supports the distribution of…
November 18, 2021
How to shop and book NDC offers in GetThere
NDC offers are now live in GetThere! The new capabilities allow corporate travel managers to offer more flexibility and choice to their travelers. After a booking is made, Travel Management Companies will be able to fulfill…
August 2, 2021
Video: Get started with NDC content in Sabre Red 360
Start booking NDC offers in Sabre Red 360 Review: Read the NDC airline entries on Sabre Central Marketplace. As needed, discuss your plans to activate NDC capabilities with your mid and back-office application and online booking…