About this Order
On March 11, 2013, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) filed with the Department under section 41309 of Title 49 of the United States Code (the Code), and Part 303 of the Department’s regulations, an agreement that adopts new Resolution 787(Enhanced Airline Distribution). The agreement was adopted at the 34th meeting of the Passenger Services Conference (PSC) in Abu Dhabi, October 18-19, 2012. Resolution 787 establishes a process for developing a technical standard for data exchange in the air transportation marketplace using Extensible Markup Language (XML). Resolution 787 additionally establishes certain goals associated with using the new technical standard, including capability to provide personalized pricing offers to consumers who shop for air transportation. These goals are called the “New Distribution Capability” (NDC). IATA seeks Department approval of IATA Resolution 787.