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Welcome to the T2RL site for the airline IT market. T2RL aim to provide a consistent view of the market for airlines' information technology. This enables airlines to make informed decisions when selecting solutions to their technology requirements. It allows solutions vendors to understand the dynamics of the market and their competitive position within it and investors to evaluate opportunities for providing capital to the industry. The data you will find here is the result of over a decade's research into the market by the principals of T2RL. It is derived from published sources and direct primary research that we have carried out since 1999 and continue to carry out in the course of our work with airlines, IT vendors and investors.

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CORONAVIRUS IMPACT - Given the devastating effect of Covid-19 on volumes of bookings in the travel industry T2RL are providing onging research into the impact on airlines and their vendors. For many companies the situation remains grave, but there are some strong signs of a robust recovery. T2RL track the individual and overall impact of the pandemic on a daily basis.
Covid Home | Airline Impact | Traffic Impact | 2020 Ceased and Suspended Airlines | 2020 Headlines
Latest: T2RL's research highlights 4.63 billion passengers in 2019 drops to 1.84 billion in 2020, projected 2.3 billion for 2021
New: Cumulative Contribution Pareto Charts for all PSS Vendors
New: Revenue Management section
In the year 2019 T2RL recorded:
  • 29 airlines commenced operations
  • 52 airlines ceased operations
  • 1 airlines suspended operations
  • 44 PSS migrations completed
In the year 2020 T2RL recorded:
  • 25 airlines commenced operations
  • 53 airlines ceased operations
  • 362 airlines suspended and restarted operations (Covid-19)
  • 41 airlines remain suspended (Covid-19)
  • 38 PSS migrations completed
In the first half of 2021 T2RL recorded:
  • 26 airlines commenced operations
  • 16 airlines ceased operations
  • 19 PSS migrations completed
Past Quarter:
  • New : 2021 Passenger Volume Projections
  • New : 2021 Vendor Forecast
  • New : 2021 Quarterly Traffic Data
  • New : 2020 Flight Count Data
  • New : 2020 Airline Revenues
  • New : 2020 Domestic & International passenger volumes split
  • New : Domestic-International Splits By Region
  • New : PSS Vendor Pareto charts
  • New : 2020 Vendor Market Share Reports
  • New : 2020 Vendor Volumes
  • Report : Global Passenger Volumes Analysis - 2021
  • Report : The Market for Airline Passenger Services Systems - 2021
  • Report : Towards More Interline and Intermodal Connections
  • Report : The Uneven Recovery from COVID - T2RL's Outlook
  • Report : The Market for Web Passengers 2021
  • Report : Passengers Boarded sold per Distribution Channel 2021

T2RL Conferences
PSS2022: Opportunities for Recovery in Airline Technology & Distribution

The T2RL annual conference 2021 was a virtual event but in 2022 we are looking forward to meeting up physically, back at the QE2 Centre in London on 28-30 September 2022. The T2RL Conference is recognised as one of the must attend airline technology events of the year. Take inspiration from leading industry keynote speakers, and connect with our community, benefit from new ideas and insights, and techniques to enhance your airline IT strategies.

PSS 2021
More information about the 2021 event

What's in

The T2RL Database and Business Models
What is it?
The backbone of our analysis is an industry database of virtually all airlines, vendors, relationships, contracts, distribution, passenger activity, airline e-commerce and related statistics. We use this data for our own analysis and for producing charts and easy to understand dynamic graphics. Additionally we give the subscribers the ability to drill into the data to do their own analysis and reporting.

Migrations, Renewals and Implementations
See which airlines migrated from which vendor to which new vendor system, with details on announcement date, migration date and implementation duration.

Also see new implementations and renewals for PSS.

Start-up airlines
New airlines are starting up all the time. Despite frequently being unable to return the cost of capital there are investors willing to fund new airline ventures.

We list startups by region, country, city, principle hub, website, fleet, routes, business model, planned operational date, investors and AOC where the information is available.

Franchise Adjustments and Market Share Reporting
Airline Franchise Adjustments
Reporting on the airline industry is a very challenging activity. Reporting on the supply of IT services to the industry just adds to the complications. At T2RL we have a well-established process to ensure that we track numbers that are consistent and provide an accurate representation of the state of the industries we follow.

Application Section
Graphical representation of the airline passenger application architecture. The information documents and identifies the relationships between reservations, operational systems, revenue integrity, customer data, revenue management, accounting and business intelligence.

Graphical and statistical views of global distribution channels of airlines by channel showing timeline growth.

T2RL track the number of passengers boarded for each airline every year. We adjust this passenger number to include franchise partners working through a combination of publicly available data and our own sources to develop a perspective on the split between direct and indirect channels. We focus on gathering information about bookings made via airline's websites, call-centres, direct connect channels, host direct and GDS.

Read more about our methodology and distribution channel definition.
Contract Analysis
Contract analysis
In the contracts section you can see which airlines are using which PSS products, and most interestingly the known expiry date of the contracts. By filtering this data by year and by airline size we are able to list the upcoming addressable market for each product over the next 16 years. This is a premium product.
Please contact us for more details.

Airlines Section
Airlines Analysis
Drill down into airline detail, passenger traffic, business model, system vendors and contracts for commercial and operations. Search and filter by name, code, tier, region, country, business model, passenger numbers, Alliance status and software.

Vendor Section
Airline System Vendors
A unique perspective on the key systems vendors including ownership, customers, market share, platforms, functionality, history, analysis and outlook.
Charts New interactive chart are added to the portal every month Market Share Evolution - Market Share Ratio - Pareto Cumulation Charts

Market Share Reports
Market Share Reports
The Reports section delivers the latest calculations of the market shares of the vendors for PSS and other commercial and operations products. Users can filter results by product, region, country, passenger volume tier and passenger numbers.

As well as capturing data, T2RL is engaged with analysing and understanding what those data represent. The Market Insights section contains the latest publications from T2RL Analysts on the development of the Airlines IT services industry.

ProcureIT® for RFP
T2RL can save airlines a vast amount of money during complex IT system procurement negotiations. We can run the RFP process in just 17 weeks, reducing legal fees and time for airlines.

Here's what Latam, Caribbean, SAS, Southwest and Japan Airlines have to say about it.
Find out more here

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