Amadeus - One More Step Ahead
Its conference for OTAs revealed some of the structural advantages that Amadeus enjoys as airlines look to exploit the online channel in a more intelligent manner.
28 November 2010
USAir and American – Different but the Same
The phoney distribution war is coming to an end and American is leading the charge. US Airways is buying itself an option. Other airlines, especially in North America, need to prepare their own positions.
27 November 2010
HP takes the PSS game to a whole new level
Hewlett-Packard announces the name of its new products and a technology licence agreement to help build them.
09 November 2010
IT(A) hits the fan !
A coalition of interested parties has created a campaign to prevent the Google acquisition of ITA Software. They probably have good reason to be concerned.
03 November 2010
Navitaire and Travelport – The Best of Both Worlds
Navitaire joins other "low-cost" PSS suppliers in establishing a partnership with one of the old guard of traditional vendors. This should allow it to compete more strongly in the expanding hybrid airline sector.
29 October 2010
Air France’s Timetable for Retirement
Air France has confirmed that its hosted Passenger Services Systems will soon be closed down. There are knock-on effects for other vendors, not least Amadeus and Unisys.
07 October 2010
Sabre and Amadeus Extend their Influence in PSS
Further evidence that Sabre and Amadeus are becoming more dominant in their favoured market segments.
27 September 2010
LAN / TAM Merger Will Dominate its Region
The proposed merger of LAN and TAM will create a regional giant with almost a third of all Latin American passengers. Amadeus and Sabre will be making great efforts to win the PSS business of the newly-merged airline.
18 August 2010
Ryanair Court Wins May Have Far-Reaching Effects
Ryanair often finds itself in court but in a few recent cases it has been plaintiff rather than defendant. The fact that it has won cases against screen-scrapers may have long-lasting effects.
09 August 2010
Google Loves IT(A). It’s Official!
The confirmation of Google's acquisition of ITA will have major repercussions for the whole industry.
01 July 2010
Mercator Acquisition of TikAero Recalls Old Swissair Links
Mercator is acquiring a small PSS vendor that will add neither meaningful market share nor groundbreaking functionality. Is it just to tick a box?
21 June 2010
Google Finally Makes a Move
Google's reported acquisition of ITA Software represents the search giant's first significant move into travel distribution. The implications are not yet clear but could be enormous.
07 May 2010
Sabre Success in Mexico Points to Dominance in the Americas
Sabre and Aeromexico have announced that the Mexican airline will migrate to Sabre's SabreSonic passenger services system.
22 April 2010
Sabre Acquires Deeper Capabilities in Revenue Integrity
The acquisition of Calidris by Sabre fills an important gap in Sabre's portfolio which will make it more competitive with arch-rival Amadeus.
31 March 2010
SITA Continues to Advance in Tier 2
Press reports indicate that SITA will be the new IT provider for the merged Air India. If confirmed this will be vindication of SITA management's strategy to pursue tier two airlines and should open the door for further success in the Asian region.
10 March 2010
Lufthansa Systems Validates the AIS Enterprise Optimisation Model
A product announcement from Lufthansa Systems shows that Enterprise Optimisation may finally be arriving.
06 March 2010
Datalex Enters South America
Aero Republica has implemented an Internet booking capability in conjunction with Datalex. Despite challenges around payments processing the airline doubled its online sales in the first week and they continue to grow.
22 February 2010
Sabre's Stealthy Success at JetBlue
JetBlue cut over to Sabre and there have been no reported problems. What has gone right?
12 February 2010
Amadeus Speeds Up Migration
Recent conversions of TAM and Aegean show that Amadeus is accelerating the pace of airline migrations
12 February 2010
Royal Jordanian Selects Amadeus at the Second Attempt
On the 21st of October 2009 Amadeus announced that it had concluded a 10 year agreement to supply its Altea passenger services suite to Royal Jordanian.
23 October 2009
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