Air Canada was facing the same problems as other airlines to deliver personalized content to their Agents and Travellers. By using GDS it’s not possible for now so Air Canada also start their NDC Program.
Air Canada allows its API to be used freely across all channels. Air Canada presents the fullest range of NDC advantages for the moment, providing rich content, personalized bookings, airline profiles, air, and non-air-related ancillaries. Air Canada integrated their API with the ATPCO NDC Exchange platform to create easier access to flight data.
NDC-enabled airlines are numerous. But the current state of NDC adoption shows that a large number of carriers enabled the transmission of rich content via NDC channels. Keep in mind that NDC became a unified channel of communication both for direct connections and through GDSs.
Air Canada is now joining the airline’s list for NDC Platform that allows travel agencies, sellers, aggregators, and airlines to unlock the potential of IATA’s NDC standard.
How to get Air Canada NDC Content :
You can either connect directly or you can access Lufthansa Airlines NDC content via your preferred aggregator like Twai.com.
As a travel agency or seller Do I need IATA/ARC accreditation is required?
No, You do not need to be an IATA or ARC accredited travel agency. However, if you wish to use BSP or ARC as a form of payment, IATA/ARC accreditation is required.
What content access i will get by using TWAI company NDC API for Air Canada
TWAI NDC APIs will be giving you access to a large selection of airlines content including Air Canada flights to those who are partners with Air Canada airline from around the world. Check below list for other airlines NDC API by TWAI company
Hahn Air Lines
Condor Flugdienst GmbH Airline
Swiss International Air Lines
Which NDC version is used by TWAI NDC platform?
TWAI NDC APIs are compliant with IATA NDC Version 17.2. Twai is certified by IATA to Level 4. (When this article was written)
What functionality is supported by TWAI NDC API
You will have the ability to shop for flight offers from Airlines and a selection of those partner airlines, book them with multi-payment options and receive your ticket
In terms of NDC messages, we support AirShoppingRQ/RS, OfferPriceRQ/RS, OrderCreateRQ/OrderViewRS and OrderRetrieveRQ/OrderViewRS, Seat AvailibiltyRQ/RS, Service listRQ/RS, Order ReShop and many more.
AirShoppingRQ allows you to specify Origin, Destination, and Dates for a one-way or a round trip itinerary.
AirShoppingRS returns up to 100 flight Offers
OfferPriceRQ allows you to specify an Offer from AirShoppingRS, and request more details (e.g. full price and tax breakdown)
OfferPriceRS returns for the selected Offer, the detailed breakdown of pricing and taxes.
OrderCreateRQ allows you to select an Offer, send payment card details for payment, and request an Order and Ticket(s) to be created.
OrderViewRS returns the “booking confirmation” including full details of the purchased Order and your flight Ticket(s).
OrderRetrieveRQ allows you to retrieve previously created Orders.
OrderViewRS returns the full details of the requested Order.
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