ISTANBUL - Hitit has been certified at Level 4 on the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA's) 20.1 schema under the New Distribution Capability (NDC) certification program. This is the highest certification level for IT Providers with IATA’s latest schema and Hitit is the first player in the aviation industry to adopt NDC 20.1.
Hitit, one of the top 4 global airline and travel IT solution providers in the world, has succeeded in being the first company in the aviation industry that is certified on IATA's latest NDC schema 20.1, in addition to its current 17.2 schema Level 4 certification. Hitit also provides off-the-shelf support for 19.1 and 19.2 schemas. Hitit is now ready to enable its partner airlines to better differentiate their offers across channels. With the new NDC schema, Hitit can target OTA and travel agencies wanting to integrate their systems to airlines using Hitit’s airline software solutions.
Nevra Onursal Karaagac, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Hitit said: “As active players in the aviation industry, we all have found ourselves in a challenging situation that has highlighted to us how new technologies and digitalization are crucial for airlines. Airlines have had their hands tied by old legacy systems in the retail process. As one of the key players in the industry’s drive for transformation of the retail process, we have since 2016, developed NDC services for in-house and online distribution channels. Under the guidance of IATA, we have always followed the new practices, so I am proud to say that Hitit is the first company to be certificated on IATA's latest NDC schema 20.1. Thanks to our new reinforced system, our partners can meet the expectations of passengers’ demands for seamless purchasing.”
Yanik Hoyles, IATA’s Director Distribution, said: “Congratulations to Hitit. On becoming the first IT provider to achieve certification on the latest NDC 20.1 schema, Hitit is supporting airlines that are building their distribution strategies around air retailing at the highest level.”