Next Generation Airline Data Exchange Simulator-Ver 1
The faculty and graduate students at the FIU AIRlab
Dr. Shu-Ching Chen, Dr. Miguel Alonso, Steven Luis
Are you ready to transform the airline industry? Online travel agents (OTAs) such as Expedia and Booking.com, have become our preferred channel to find the best deals in air travel and book future trips. These third-party sellers may generate up to 70 percent of an Airline’s ticket sales, but at the same time, airlines not only lose control over the offer construction but might also need to pay a fee to advertise their products on the OTA platform. Hence, now more than ever airlines are looking for the agility and flexibility to construct the offers for OTAs and sell more content. A new cutting-edge technology developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) known as NDC (New Distribution Capability) is set up to become the next-generation solution to enhance the capability of data exchange between airlines and OTAs.