Travelport GDS signs its largest European hosting agreement to date
02/25/2008|9:09:00 AM|Eyefortravel
Published: 21 Feb 2008: Travelport GDS has signed an agreement to provide Czech Airlines (CSA) with a wide-range of hosting services to support the airline with key activities such as bookings, ticketing and passenger check-in.
According to an official release, the new agreement, which was signed following a competitive tender process involving all major suppliers, represents Travelport GDS´s largest European hosting agreement to date.

The Travelport solution for CSA will be designed to increase the efficiency of current booking, ticketing and check-in processes, as well as to reduce ongoing costs and increase revenue integrity. The new systems will further endorse CSA´s seamless integration into the SkyTeam alliance which includes other Travelport GDS airline customers amongst its members.

Daniela Hupáková, communications director for CSA said: "The new system from Travelport GDS will speed up all of our processes from booking through to passenger check-in and the results will be felt not just by our employees but will also very much enhance the overall CSA customer experience."

The core solution will be based on Travelport GDS´s proven Meridian technology and includes solutions for global fares and pricing as well as the GDS provider´s interline e-ticketing technology. Integrated e-commerce tools such as Travelport GDS´s Rapid Reprice tool for automatically re-pricing tickets as well as its e-Pricing tool for low-fare shopping will also be adopted by CSA. Once implemented, the Travelport GDS hosting system will replace the 12 different sub-systems that are currently being used by the airline.