NDC (New Distribution Capability) is an industry initiative launched and supported by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard (NDC Standard). The NDC Standard enhances the capability of communications between the airlines and travel agents to meet the future need of Airline Retailing.
There are two different options to connect to Ethiopian NDC.
Ethiopian has obtained Level 3 NDC Certification from IATA. Level 3 means that we have Offer & Order Management capabilities. In addition to all the booking and selling capabilities, key elements of servicing like changes in NDC booking is also supported. Ethiopian received its ARM certification on February 2022. ARMI stands for Airline Retailing Maturity Index. From the earlier NDC certification, ARMI encompasses not only the technical capability but also the partnership deployment and value capture aspects. And measures the retailing capability of carriers in terms of, capability verification, partnership deployment and value capture.
Currently Ethiopian airlines is using NDC schema version 17.2 which in practice means we have all the basic capabilities available but more enhancements such as ancillaries and extras will be included in the later versions as the standard still develops.
On boarding Process
|Available on test|| Status|| Title|| Affected|| Go-Live date|
|16 Aug 2023||Live||Premium seat ancillary||OrderChange RS, OrderViewRS||16 Aug 2023|
|16 Aug 2023||Live||Coupon information - coupon numbers, fare base codes, issuing airline details||OrderViewRS||16 Aug 2023|
|16 Aug 2023||Live||Adding Multiple Contact Information||OrderCreateRQ||16 Aug 2023|
|18 Apr 2023||Live||Price breakdown per passenger||Airshopping RS, OfferPricRS, OrderViewRS||18 May 2023|
|18 Apr 2023||Live||Baggage allowance breakdown per passenger||OfferPriceRS, OrderCreateRS||18 May 2023|
|18 Apr 2023||Live||Specify Infant associated adult||OrderCreateRQ||18 May 2023|
|18 Apr 2023||Live||View bookings that has ARNK||OrderViewRS||18 May 2023|