Sabre has released its first set of New Distribution Capability (NDC) APIs with launch carrier, United Airlines. Sabre’s Beyond NDC Agency Partners are using these capabilities to enable live NDC bookings and provide customers with a more robust shopping experience.
Sabre launched its NDC-enabled shopping, booking and fulfillment capability with United Airlines for flights across the airline’s global network. United is the first major airline to launch with Sabre’s NDC capabilities.
“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,” said Dave Bartels, vice president of revenue management for United Airlines. “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.”
“Sabre remains committed to releasing scalable, NDC-enabled offerings that support end-to-end workflows and integrated content,” said Kathy Morgan, vice president of NDC for Sabre. “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.”
Sabre is working diligently with all its Beyond NDC airline partners to integrate their NDC content this year. It will also release additional capabilities throughout 2019, including integration into its agent desktop workspace, Sabre Red 360.