7 August, 2013
Both airlines are now operating their reservations and sales distribution through mercator’s Avantik
DUBAI, U.A.E., and BANGKOK, THAILAND 07th August 2013: Avantik, mercator’s reservation and sales distribution system for regional and low cost airlines, has gone live in record time with two key airlines - Antrak Air in Ghana and Alsie Express in Denmark. Alsie Express took just 29 days to reach go-live after project kick-off as mercator effectively reduced the implementations time by 25%.
Avantik’s integrated platform of passenger services will help both airlines manage web-enabled reservation sales and inventory operations for internet, call centre, sales office and airport departure and control functionality whilst benefiting from yield management tools, revenue accounting and planning applications.
"Antrak Air has a business growing strategy that requires a scalable system. Increasing our passenger bookings and sales while reducing cost and saving time for our customers is of utmost priority, which is why we selected Avantik,” said Conrad Clifford, Antrak Air Director.
“The mercator team has gone above and beyond to make this cutover possible and we are thankful and delighted to partner with such a dedicated supplier,” he added.
Avantik will not only offer the airlines a unified architecture, open connectivity with IATA and a flexible way of handling passenger sales but also an efficient, market-oriented system that helps reduce cost and complexity.
“The key factor of any successful airline lies in its dynamic technical support, where time and quality are utilised in the most efficient manner. With such a partner, we look forward to increase our frequencies and enhance our fleet, while improving our customers’ overall experience,” said Henning Taestensen, Alsie Express CFO in a recent interview after going live with Avantik.
“We are proud to welcome two new airline partners in Africa and Europe to our growing customer base. We understand our customers and help them stay one step ahead. With Avantik’s highly competitive functionality and flexibility, we help our partners to modernise their distribution infrastructure and improve the efficiency of their resources and business processes,” said Roland Heller, CEO mercator Asia.