CWT managed to issue the American Airlines ticket via the Amadeus Selling Platform Connect within an actual production environment.
MINNEAPOLIS - CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, announces its first successful live NDC booking through Amadeus Selling Platform Connect, a Level-4 NDC-certified solution that has the capability to shop, book, pay, cancel, refund, void and exchange tickets.
The ticket, issued on American Airlines, was done within an actual production environment. CWT said it reinforces its belief that "working with travel distribution partners, and our airline partners, results in the best outcome for the industry and shopping experience for the customer".
"This is a tremendous milestone in the NDC journey and is an early stage indicator of what can be achieved with industry and technology cooperation," said Erik Magnuson, CWT's vice president, Air Distribution Capabilities.
"While this is a hugely positive step forward to making efficient NDC consumption a reality for the business traveller, it is still early days. We need to continue to collaborate as an industry to ensure NDC standards and capabilities can solve the complexities of corporate travel at scale."
CWT is continuing its NDC pilot programs and said it will provide an update on developments towards the end of the year.