Strategic contracts mercator for reservations IT system
28 Mar 2011
DUBAI, UAE - 28 March 2011 - Strategic Airlines has contracted Emirates Group IT services business mercator to provide its new reservations and sales distribution IT platform, to be deployed later this year.
The airline will use mercator Asia's Avantik system, which covers reservations, GDS connectivity, internet bookings, online check-in, departure control and frequent flyer capabilities.
"As a brand new RPT airline with a phase one business model, we are seeking new generation airline management solutions with the flexibility to grow as we do, supplied by companies which understand our business" Strategic Airlines chief information officer Bob Kane said.
"The Avantik system is built on modern, scalable technology and will deliver immediate benefits to Strategic in the areas of direct distribution and an enhanced capability to serve the needs of our passengers, travel agency partners, corporate accounts and caters for our future grow plans."
Emirates Airline will be one of the pilot customers for this new Safety Data System and reinforces Emirates' ongoing commitment to ensuring the highest level of safety in its operations and to the customers it serves.
"Safety is paramount to Emirates' success and part of the economic stability of our business," said Capt. Tim Jenkins, Senior Vice President, Emirates Group Safety.
"We continue to heavily invest in this critical area and the Safety Data Management System by mercator which includes strengthened capabilities in hazard identification and risk management, plus comprehensive capability for auditing, will enable Emirates to further mitigate safety-related risks across all of its operations."
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