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Unleash the Power of NDC Payment

by Alexander v. Bernstorff (InteRES) & Urs Kipfers (Datatrans)

The distribution perspective

The InteRES Retail Engine, which radically simplifies offer- and order-management for airlines, can already handle secure credit card authorisation (payment/settlement to follow soon), utilising NDC 17.2 messages.

The first advantage is to take the full stack out of the PCI/DSS scope. By integrating with Datatrans’ technology, the offer- & order-management system, sitting on top of an airline’s PSS, will be fully out of scope from a PCI/DSS point-of-view, no matter if the front-end sending and receiving NDC messages is compliant itself – in any event the payment information (pure or tokenised) will be transmitted using OrderCreate or other relevant NDC messages.

The second advantage is an integrated handling of multiple forms of payment. Via connection to the payment service provider’s own system, the offer- & order-management can directly handle credit card authorisation. Full integration of multiple payment methods within the Retail Engine enables easy processing of simultaneous payments with e.g. voucher and credit card.

The third advantage is a limited risk of default. Utilising Datatrans state-of-the-art technology, the InteRES Retail Engine can manage the payment itself – in addition to the authorisation. In case there is not sufficient coverage on the consumer’s bank account, the full order can be re-processed.


The payment perspective

Datatrans’ PCI – Proxy fits perfectly with the InteRES Retail Engine. Next to creating products and special offers for travel agencies or the airline’s own NDC channels, airlines can also take control over the payment process. Airlines benefit by a facilitated and standardized settlement process and have an easy and risk-free way to achieve PCI compliance.

Our solution is in place to reduce complexity for our customers. The PCI – Proxy can be set-up within hours and all major PSS as well as acquirers are supported.

Airlines can also use the PCI-Proxy ( to tokenize incoming IATA HOT files from BSP sales that contain plain card numbers.

Trusted by major European carriers like SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines, that are relying on our battle-tested solution.

Datatrans is fully PCI DSS Level 1 certified

Talk to us

Visit the InteRES booth #16 at IATA’s upcoming World Passenger Symposium to discuss NDC payment solutions for airlines with our experts! We look forward to meeting you in Barcelona.

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