IBS Software, WestJet enter agreement
October 6, 2005
IBS Software Services, a leading IT solutions provider, announced here that WestJet, the No.2 Canadian airline, has entered into a multi-year agreement for aiRES, the new generation Passenger Services System, developed by IBS in collaboration with Cendant Travel Distribution Services (TDS).
Addressing a press meet here last night, V K Mathews, Chairman and Managing Director, IBS said aiRES is IBS innovative new passenger services platform designed to replace less flexible, more expensive, older legacy airline hosting systems.
The system supports an airline’s ability to be more efficient, agile and innovative in a rapidly changing airline environment, he said adding WestJet will implement this integrated, multi-hosting system to effectively manage its passenger reservations, inventory control, fares, ticketing and departure control functions.
WestJet, the launch customer for the new airline reservation platform, now also serves as a co-development partner, he said.
Built on new technology and designed with an open, multi-layered modular architecture, aiRES provides the utmost flexibility by enabling business model changes without making major changes directly to the software.
We hope to garner 30 per cent market share in another 10 years in the airline sector, he said.
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