Merpati CEO speaks of airline's gains from mercator's Avantik solution.
DUBAI, U.A.E., and BANGKOK, THAILAND, 18 APRIL 2013 - mercator's leading Passenger Services System (PSS) for low cost and regional carriers, Avantik, has experienced a strong year; further strengthening the global reach of mercator.
Joining a growing family of 23 airlines leveraging the benefits of the Avantik PSS web-based platform, the fourth quarter of 2012 saw Algerian based carrier, Tassilli Airlines, and Thailand based start-up, U-Airlines, sign for the industry leading product with Tassilli making their maiden flight with Avantik and opening their sales channels on the 2nd of March, 2013. Additionally, three carriers have already signed with Avantik in 2013; including Fly Georgia in Eastern Europe, Antrak from Ghana and as well as another regional hybrid carrier. All three carriers are scheduled to commence operations with Avantik within the first half of 2013.
mercator welcomes all five new carriers to the group of existing users which includes such recognizable airlines as Osaka-based Peach and Indonesia's ever strengthening regional carrier, Merpati. Read more >>
Innovative Technology Paves the Way for Better Handled Baggage
mercator's new mBELT system to save the aviation industry millions.
DUBAI, UAE - 09 APRIL, 2013 - In 2012, 25.8 million pieces of baggage were mishandled, of which 85% were delayed and 15% were damaged or lost, costing the aviation industry US $2.58 billion (2012 SITA baggage management report). mercator's newly developed baggage tracking and management technology, mBELT, designed to alleviate the industry's baggage related pressure, will be unveiled at this April's Passenger Terminal Expo.
Last year, air travellers said that safely handled baggage is the second most important factor to them having a pleasant trip (source: IATA passenger survey 2012). Furthermore, mishandled baggage results in negative impacts to profit margins and the loss of hard-earned customer satisfaction. Read more >>