US-Bangla Airlines launches GDS in China via TravelSkyParis,15th October 2019
US-Bangla Airlines has launched GDS sales in China, using TravelSky, via the Airlines’ Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System), provided by TTI (Travel Technology Interactive). The GDS channel in China has been launched to support sales on the US-Bangla Airlines daily flights between Bangladesh (Dhaka) and China (Guangzhou), launched in 2018.
US-Bangla Airlines is the leading premium airline in Bangladesh and operates a fleet of Boeing 737-800, ATR72-600 And Dash-8 Q400 aircraft. US-Bangla serves eight domestic destinations and eight international destinations in China, Thailand, India, Oman, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore and Qatar. Fleet and international route expansion are planned for 2019.
Mr Mohammed Abdullah Al Mamun, Managing Director of US-Bangla Airlines commented, ‘The success of our China operations is critical to the growth of US-Bangla Airlines and since launching GDS sales in China with TravelSky, we have seen excellent growth in passenger numbers and yield’. Mr Al Mamun added, ‘The TTI Zenith team have done a wonderful job in delivering the new GDS link, to support our business growth’.
Mr. Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI said, ‘The TravelSky GDS link is our most recent GDS development. Zenith® has been connected to Sabre, Amadeus, Galileo, Worldspan and Abacus GDS’ for many years, but this is our first launch with the TravelSky GDS, placing Zenith® among a very limited list of PSS’ who are able to distribute via TravelSky, I am very proud of this achievement by the TTI team’. Echalier added, ‘TTI has been working with US-Bangla Airlines since their start-up and we are honoured to be the technology provider behind their significant growth and great success in the past five years, with US-Bangla Airlines forecasted to reach nearly two million passengers in 2019’.
TTI Achieves IATA NDC Level 3 for the Zenith PSSParis, 18th June 2019
TTI (Travel Technology Interactive) has been granted, by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the New Distribution Capability (NDC) Level 3 capability, for TTI’s Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System), an achievement which solidifies TTI’s commitment to leading the evolution of airline retailing and airline distribution technology.
Level 3 is the highest NDC certification and is awarded to IT companies that can demonstrate the ability to execute Offer and Order Management. This means that the Zenith® PSS is able to manage inventory sales of airlines, using IATA’s NDC and, distribute them to travel sellers.
Mr. Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI said, ‘TTI is very proud to have achieved the highest level of NDC for our Zenith® PSS, enabling Zenith® to connect airlines with travel agents and travel sellers, to enable industry standard sales of the airline content’. Echalier continued, ‘By being granted NDC Level 3 capable, it demonstrates TTI’s commitment to standardisation in the industry, delivering greater revenues for Zenith’s airlines’ and, a better shopping experience for their travel sellers and passengers’.
Tsaradia (Madagascar) Launches with TTI’s Zenith® PSS to Support Codeshare & Interline with Air Madagascar and Air AustralParis, 13th May 2019
Tsaradia has implemented the Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System), provided by TTI (Travel Technology Interactive), to manage the airlines’ inventory, fares, sales, departure control operations, as well as Codeshare and Interline agreements.
Tsaradia is the new domestic airline in Madagascar and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air Madagascar. It launched operations in mid-2018 and operates scheduled flights as a feeder service for Air Madagascar’s international operations. It operates a fleet of ATR 72’s and DHC-6 aircraft.
Mr Jean-Francois Devaux, General Manager of Tsaradia commented, ‘It has been an exciting few months, formation of the new airline, a rapid and successful implementation of the Zenith® PSS followed immediately by the Codeshare with our mother company, Air Madagascar and, more recently, the Interline with Air Austral’. Devaux added, ‘It was critical that we launched the Codeshare and Interline quickly, to enable us to offer seamless service to our shared customers’.
‘Our technology requirements were complex but critical for our business plan and growth expectations. The Codeshare and Interline were both mandatory, as was the integration with My Capricorne Frequent Flyer Program of the Group Air Austral, Air Madagascar, Tsaradia and Ewa Air (also a TTI Zenith® PSS customer). For financial management, full integration with our Revenue Accounting solution, EDGAR, from Maureva, was very important. The TTI Zenith® PSS has delivered all of this and the partnership is very strong’ Devaux added.
Mr. Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI added, ‘I am delighted that TTI is the technology provider to Tsaradia, providing the Zenith® PSS and now the critical Codeshare and IET links needed for their connecting traffic’. Echalier added ‘The Codeshare and IET links with Amadeus have widened our catalogue of interconnectivity and, will allow TTI to provide these solutions to many airlines around the world’.
Meet TTI at the AFRAA in RabatParis, 20th November 2018
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Sunrise Airways (Haiti) launches with TTI’s Zenith® PSS to underpin international business growthParis, 8th November 2018
Sunrise Airways has implemented the Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System), provided by TTI (Travel Technology Interactive), to manage the airline’s inventory, fares, sales and departure control operations.
Sunrise Airways was launched in 2015 and operates scheduled and charter flights to ten destinations in the Caribbean, with new regional destinations starting soon. It operates a fleet of Boeing 737-800, 737-400, and Jetstream-32 aircraft.
Mr Philippe Bayard, CEO of Sunrise Airways welcomed the news, ‘We are very pleased to now be using the Zenith® PSS, it is a critical step for our Airline growth in the Caribbean, Central America and Latin America, to provide us with international operation capability and to increase sales and revenues through a diverse range of distributed sales channels’. Bayard continued, ‘For sales, we will use the Hahn Air e-Alliance solution, as well as launching with two GDS channels. The Zenith® API will direct-connect us with many OTAs (Online Travel Agents), a critical channel for new revenues for the Airline.’
‘The Zenith® PSS platform will also manage our Frequent Flyer Customer data, as well as sales of our ancillary products, generating important additional revenues. It will provide APIS requirements for many routes and, will interface with our Kronos Revenue Accounting solution and our ACS operational control systems,’ said Bayard.
Mr. Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI added, ‘I am delighted to partner with Sunrise Airways, our Zenith® PSS, an innovative and evolved PSS, will immediately bring strong growth opportunities to the airline and will help to generate new revenues and a wider sales reach.’ We are eager to support their international expansion and it has been a pleasure to work closely with their other service providers, Hahn Air, Kronos, ACS, Sabre and Amadeus, all interfacing with our Zenith® PSS,’ said Echalier.
Myanmar’s Air KBZ Launches Interline with Hahn Air via the TTI Zenith® PSSParis, 14th August 2018
Myanmar’s Air KBZ has launched an Interline Agreement with Hahn Air, allowing Travel Agents in 190 Countries to book Air KBZ domestic flights in Myanmar. The Interline has been enabled by the Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System), provided by TTI (Travel Technology Interactive).
Mr Oakkar Tun, Executive Director, Air KBZ said, ‘This Interline with Hahn Air is an important step for the growth of the international sales channel for Air KBZ, the immediate access to a vast number of Travel Agents in so many countries will quickly show good business results in passenger numbers’. He added, ‘We have been able to quickly manage the Interline set-up through the TTI Zenith® PSS, as there are already many airlines using HR-169 through Zenith®. So now, Travel Consultants around the world can book on Air KBZ to connect from Yangon to major Myanmar attractions in Bagan, Heho, Thandwe, and Mandalay, through Hahn Air. We very much look forward to significant and meaningful contributions from our Travel Consultants from abroad’.
Mathieu Montmessin, Vice President Product & Airline Distribution at Hahn Air said, ‘The HR-169 Interline Agreement offers immediate revenue generation for Air KBZ through the unparalleled Travel Agency network we offer’. He added, ‘This solution will allow Air KBZ to market their flights directly to over 100,000 Travel Agencies worldwide, under their K7 Airline Code. We are very pleased to have Air KBZ as an Interline customer and we look forward to seeing significant growth in their passenger numbers.’
Mr. Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI said, ‘We are very happy to have rapidly connected Air KBZ to the HR-169 Interline solution, it will immediately show an increase their distribution network and to their passenger yield’.
Echalier continued, ‘TTI’s Zenith® PSS Interline capability already connects ten Zenith Airlines to Hahn Air, as H1-Air or as HR-169 customers, offering a vast distribution network to the Airlines, at low cost’.
FlyPelican launches with TTI’s Zenith® PSS to support business growth and new Adelaide RouteParis, 25th July 2018
FlyPelican has announced that it has successfully migrated to the Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System), provided by TTI (Travel Technology Interactive).
Mr Paul Graham, CEO of FlyPelican said, ‘The launch with Zenith® is an important step in the evolution of FlyPelican’s growth. With the recent launch of our Newcastle to Adelaide route, it is critical that FlyPelican can reach wider sales channels, to connect with business travellers and connecting traffic. Through Zenith®, FlyPelican is on its way to being connected to two GDS’, immediately providing a vast sales channel for us. Zenith® brings us far greater control of our Inventory, allowing us to dynamically change flight offers as they happen and ensuring that our operational changes are immediately reflected through all sales channels’.
Paul Graham continued, ‘It is essential that FlyPelican is visible across a broad range of sales channels. Operating over 120 flights per week and servicing rural communities as well as major city pairs. FlyPelican caters for a diverse mix of clients from an expanding leisure market, to executive business passengers including, state and federal politicians. We have recently partnered with Alliance Airlines and now operate the only direct jet services between Newcastle and Adelaide, with a flight time of only 2 hours and a schedule to suit most travellers'.
Mr. Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI said, ‘It has been a pleasure to work with FlyPelican on their launch with the Zenith® PSS, they are very structured and run a highly professional and dynamic organisation. TTI’s ability to quickly connect to the Global Distribution Channel is important to immediately help sell their new Adelaide route and, in this case, we were quickly able to launch with the Sabre GDS'.
Echalier continued, ‘We are excited to be a part of the FlyPelican growth, enabling them to broaden their sales reach as well as to improve the management of their operation through effective Airline IT solutions. As the TTI Zenith® footprint continues to grow in the Oceania and Pacific region, with Nauru Air and Air Caledonie, we are excited to now also work with FlyPelican’.
Yangon Airways has announced that it has successfully migrated to the Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System), provided by TTI (Travel Technology Interactive).Paris, 21st June 2018
Mr. Aung Min Khaing, Managing Director of Yangon Airways said, ‘The migration to the Zenith® PSS was a great success, with the TTI team working seamlessly with the Yangon Airways operations teams, it went very smoothly and has allowed us to have greater control of our fares and inventory management. We are already seeing benefits and efficiencies in our business processes from the ease-of-use and rich functionality of Zenith®.’
Mr. Aung Min Khaing continued, ‘The move to the Zenith® PSS is the first step as part of our business expansion program, where we will increase our sales reach, connect with Online Travel Agents via the Zenith® API and, we are also considering Codeshare and Interline, which Zenith® will enable for us. TTI’s long and successful presence in Myanmar brings significant benefit to Yangon Airways.’
Mr. Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI said, ‘It has been a great pleasure to work with the Yangon Airways team on this important migration, their diligence and professionalism has been exemplary.’
Echalier continued, ‘We are excited to be a part of the Yangon Airways growth, enabling them to broaden their sales reach as well as their operational capabilities and partnerships with other Airlines. TTI has had several Airline Customers for Zenith® in Myanmar, for some years now, adding Yangon Airways to our Zenith Customer base truly demonstrates our ability to manage the PSS / IT business for Airlines in South East Asia’.
Australian Regional Airline JETGO, Launches GDS Channel Distribution via TTI Zenith® with SabreParis, 21st November 2017
JETGO Australia has announced its’ first steps into the GDS channel of distribution, linking their Zenith® PSS to Sabre for broad distribution in multiple international markets.
Mr. Jason Ryder, CEO of JETGO said ‘We are very excited to launch with the Sabre GDS, we believe it will bring JETGO new passenger sources, will increase our overall load factor and yield, all critical elements to support our growth plans as we expand beyond our current fifteen destinations in Australia’s Eastern states’.
Mr. Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI said, ‘Following the launch a few weeks ago of JETGO on the Zenith PSS, this connection to the Sabre GDS will quickly bring strong benefit to JETGO, allowing the airline to rapidly increase its’ distribution reach and improve branding. The TTI Zenith® PSS has many established links with Sabre for our Airline customers around the world and we are very pleased to add JETGO distribution to the list. Zenith® is able to facilitate the Fares and Schedules distribution for JETGO, via ATPCO, OAG and FlightGlobal.
Mr. Jason Ryder added, ‘With TTI’s Zenith® PSS empowering full GDS distribution, this will be the first steps for JETGO to Codeshare and Interline with major airlines in the region.
Air Caledonie launches with TTI’s Zenith® PSS to underpin business growthParis, 12th October 2017
Air Caledonie has announced that it has successfully migrated to Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System), from TTI (Travel Technology Interactive).
Mr. Samuel Hnepeune, CEO of Air Caledonie said, ‘The migration to Zenith® was exemplary, with the TTI team working seamlessly with the Air Caledonie operations teams, it was a great success. We will use Zenith® solutions to support our commercial business expansion vision, specifically increased bookings and greater customer-reach, by using the Zenith® API solution to reach Online Travel Agents.
Hnepeune continued, ‘Air Caledonie has seen solid growth in recent years and to further support us moving forward, we needed a robust and proven PSS, which has a broad range of regional support services close to our time-zone, TTI’s Zenith® brings us that.’
Mr. Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI said, ‘It has been a pleasure to work this close with the Air Caledonie team on this important migration. Our fully commited Asia Pacific regional team based in Singapore, as well as teams from our HQ in France, have worked diligently to ensure the migration was on-time, to-plan and a great success, I am pleased to say that we have achieved that.’ Echalier continued, ‘Our broad range of sales channels, Agent-Direct, Internet Booking Engine, API, MyIDTravel and GDS, will bring significant new sales opportuniuties and reach to Air Caledonie’.
TAG Airlines launches with TTI’s Zenith® PSS and drives a tripartite Code Share with Tropic Air and CM AirlinesParis, 16th May 2017
TAG Airlines of Guatemala has signed a new technology agreement with TTI (Travel Technology Interactive) for the Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System), to manage the commercial operations of the airline through reservations, distribution, ticketing and departure control, to support international growth and enable the airline to forge a tripartite Code Share agreement with Tropic Air (Belize) and CM Airlines (Honduras).
The three airlines recently migrated to the TTI Zenith® PSS and through this platform, they are easily able to Code Share and Interline with each other, to provide new levels of service, convenience and connectivity for their customers in the Central America region.
Mr Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI (Travel Technology Interactive) said, ‘We are delighted to be working with TAG Airlines to manage their PSS needs and, it has been an exciting few months, with all three airlines migrating to our Zenith® PSS and then, they have now jointly launched Code Share amongst themselves. This has been a challenging time and the teams at the airlines have worked hard to achieve the deadlines.’
Echalier continued, ‘Working with TAG Airlines is very exciting, Zenith® will bring new sales-reach to them, offering a direct channel to Travel Agents, Corporations, web IBE, GDS and of course, via their new Code Share partners. We are eager to be a part of their new growth.’
CM Airlines launches with TTI’s Zenith® PSSParis, 3 May 2017
CM Airlines of Honduras has announced their move to the TTI (Travel Technology Interactive) Zenith® Passenger Service System (PSS), to manage their inventory, fares, sales channels and departure control system (DCS). CM Airlines has also chosen to connect via Zenith®, to the Amadeus and Sabre GDS’, as part of their global distribution strategy.
In addition, following the successful migration to Zenith®, CM Airlines has now launched Interline eTicketing with SkyTeam’s Air Europa (UX), to provide enhanced service to their passengers.
Mr Carlos Mourra, Managing Director of CM Airlines said, “We are delighted to have chosen TTI’s Zenith® PSS, which we selected because of their proven track-record with GDS connectivity, Interline and Code Share agreements.”
Mourra continued, “The move to TTI’s Zenith® PSS brings new levels of IT to the airline, as well as the critical links to the Amadeus and Sabre GDS’, which will bring us new sales reach and increased revenues. The quick launch of the Interline agreement with Air Europa provides us with increased service levels for our customers, as well as a wider sales network.”
Mr Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI (Travel Technology Interactive) said, ‘It has been an exciting few months working with CM Airlines, implementing the Zenith® PSS first, followed immediately by the two GDS connections and then, the Interline implementation with Air Europa. We are delighted to be working with the CM Airlines team. We have all achieved a great deal in the past few months and we look forward to being part of the growth in the CM Airlines business, as a result of these activities.’
TTI Ramps Up Asia Pacific Regional Presence to Manage Business GrowthParis, March 6th 2017
TTI (Travel Technology Interactive) has announced the expansion of its Regional Headquarters in Singapore, to support its strong business growth. TTI has grown some existing key functions and has also added new support services to the region. TTI is Headquartered in France, with Development Centres based in France and Brazil and with Regional Headquarters in Singapore and Panama
The Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters growth sees existing functions, such as Help Desk, Training and Account Management teams increased in size, as well as the addition of a Technical team, to manage technical development and support.
Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI stated, ‘The Asia Pacific region is critical to the overall global presence of TTI and I am pleased to see that our Asia Pacific growth has been driven not only by new Customers, but importantly, by good business growth from our existing Airline Customers. We also hope to be making some new regional announcements soon.’
Echalier continued, ‘In our existing Customer base, we have seen both Air KBZ (Myanmar) and US-Bangla Airlines (Bangladesh) launch their first international routes in the past months, Air KBZ having also recently launched its first Code Share agreement, significantly adding to already impressive business growth. Other Customers, such as Nauru Airlines, APEX Airlines and Air Mandalay have also been experiencing good growth in passengers.
Echalier stated, ‘Our strong commitment to the Asia Pacific region will ensure that we further scale-up our regional presence as our business grows here, ensuring that all of the required functions can be managed in the time zone of our Customers, an essential part of our Service strategy. This is a very exciting time in the region and TTI’s growth shows that our regional focus is on target’.
AIR KBZ and MAI (Myanmar Airways International) launch Free Flow Code Share, enabled through TTI’s Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System)Paris, February 15th 2017
AIR KBZ has launched a Free Flow Code Share agreement with MAI (Myanmar Airways International), enabled by the TTI (Travel Technology Interactive) Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System). The launch of the Free Flow Code Share agreement provides AIR KBZ with greater distribution, increased traffic and wider brand awareness, boosting their Myanmar domestic network.
Mr Chooi Yee-Choong, CEO AIR KBZ said, ‘we are delighted to have launched our first Code Share agreement, MAI’s international network will bring new business to AIR KBZ, provide our shared customers with convenience through seamless connectivity and, this agreement underpins the strong partnership that already exists. Our IT provider TTI, has enabled this Free Flow Code Share via their Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System) and we are very pleased with the results. We are already seeing a strong increase in both passengers and revenues’.
Mr Chooi Yee-Choong continued, ‘the new Code Share with MAI comes at an exciting time for AIR KBZ, as we have also now launched our first International flights, to Chiang Mai in Thailand, which marks a new era for AIR KBZ and for Myanmar, the first steps in our ambition expansion plans.’
Mr Gregoire Echalier, CEO, TTI (Travel Technology Interactive) said, ‘TTI is honored to help AIR KBZ launch their first Code Share and to have supported them through their first international flight operations, to Thailand. We are privileged to have had a long relationship providing IT solutions to AIR KBZ and we are delighted with their recent business success.’
Tropic Air Launches TTI’s Zenith Passenger System to Support Business GrowthParis, January 09 2017
Tropic Air, The Airline of Belize has launched the TTI (Travel Technology Interactive) Zenith PSS (Passenger Service System), to manage all core airline business functions, Inventory, Fares, Sales and Departure Control, the system went ‘live’ in November. Through Zenith, Tropic Air has selected to distribute its flights via GDS’ (Global Distribution Systems), Travelport, Amadeus and Sabre.
The recent ‘discovery’ of Belize as a tourist destination has boosted international traffic to the country. “We have seen strong growth in our connecting traffic, boosting our revenues by an average of 8-10% per year” says Chief Executive Steven Schulte. He continued, “Our regional operations continue to grow and we will be launching flights to Chetumal, our third destination in Mexico and, our sixth international route, on Monday January 16th”.
Schulte went on to say, “the increase in international flights into the market last year by the inbound international airlines has had a very positive effect on our connecting traffic. The Zenith passenger management system will allow us to enter Codeshare and Interline agreements with Airline partners, to further boost traffic and provide better service to our customers”.
We welcome Tropic Air to our growing list of Zenith customers globally and we are very happy to be working with them. The Tropic Air team has been delightful to work with and we are eager to support the growth of the Tropic Air business through their launch of Codeshare agreements”, said Grégoire Echalier CEO, TTI (Travel Technology Interactive).
Fly KISS signs IT deal for Travel Technology Interactive (TTI)ZENITH®Paris, December 9th 2016
Fly KISS has signed with TTI (Travel Technology Interactive) for their Zenith® PSS (Passenger Service System), an integrated solution to manage their Reservations, Sales, Inventory, Departure Control and IBEs (Booking Engines).
The system was launched in October and Fly KISS commenced flight operations in early November, serving a number of domestic airports as well as international flights to London.
“Zenith’s advanced design enables Fly KISS to easily manage their business now, but will also support them as their business needs change over time, such as through Interline and Code Share. The ability to connect directly to Travel Agents in their core markets brings substantial business advantages too and we are delighted that Fly KISS has chosen TTI Zenithto provide their critical Airline IT solutions”, said Grégoire Echalier, CEO, TTI (Travel Technology Interactive)
Echalier continued, “Zenith’s advanced technology and integrated IT platform will allow Fly KISS to deliver its’ unique customer - centric ser vice and we at TTI very much look forward to working with the Fly KISS team.