It has been a pleasure to participate in the recent Hamburg Aviation Conference discussing about NDC in a panel together with Susan Carter (Farelogix), Zdenek Komeda (Kiwi.com), Jason Bitter (Bravo Passenger Solutions), and David Friderici (IBS).
My views from the 10th Ancillary Merchandising Conference in regarding NDC deployment progress are, that given the industry dynamics and the lack of expertise of the airlines when it comes to huge-traffic APIs, NDC players would have to wait for big IT providers such as Farelogix and Datalex to provide NDC-enabled APIs for the big-named airlines to see real cases of the NDC distribution model on production.
This said, both IT providers are expected to do so before the end of the current year which is a reasonable time margin to get ready for NDC.
After spending some months learning on the Air industry and very particularly focused on the NDC (New Distrubution Capability) standard, I’m excited to see first early-stage ideas that the blooming technology can bring into an industry which is very in the mood to be revamped from it’s roots, as we have seen along this year.
The Hackathon will be continued along the week by the IATA WPS, where the resulting ideas from the THack will be for sure a hot topic in the event’s conversation.
Last week I’ve been assisting to RubyShift 2013 in Kiev where, ambulance besides the conference, cialis I had the chance to hang with a bunch of very nice nerdo-kickass-developas such as Nick Sutterer, Konstantin Haase, Ben Lovell, Konstantin Tennhard, and Tyranja (who caught me like this).