Air Astra, a new airline based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, partners with Travel Technology Interactive’s web-based Zenith® PSS solution to empower Air Astra’s business model and expansion plans.
Paris, France – 04th of April 2023 – Travel Technology Interactive (Euronext:ALTTI) a leading software and technology provider that powers the global airline industry, today announced a new PSS (Passenger Service System) partnership agreement with Bangladesh start-up airline Air Astra. The Dhaka-based carrier has joined TTI’s global PSS family to empower its innovative business model as it plans for future growth.
Trusting in the TTI team and its ability to empower their exceptional business model and expansion plans with TTI technology, they opted for the cutting-edge, fully integrated, and all-encompassing web-based Zenith® PSS solution, which meet their needs for domestic scheduled flights and has the capacity to accommodate their future international growth.
Air Astra operates as a scheduled airline for passenger and cargo transportation, aiming to enhance connectivity within Bangladesh and globally. The airline currently has a modern and eco-friendly fleet of 3 ATR72-600 aircraft, with plans to expand to 10 aircraft by 2023 and boost operations to international markets with high demand.
“We are delighted to partner with Travel Technology Interactive Zenith®️ PSS,” said Imran Asif, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer & Accountable Manager of Air Astra. “This partnership will enable us to leverage TTI’s leading technology to expand our reach and provide our customers with a seamless passenger experience. The entirety of the TTI team worked together to develop a proposal that addresses our requirements, and we are thrilled to embark on this journey of collaboration in light of the fact that we will be conducting domestic scheduled flights during the first year of our operations. In the future, we anticipate beginning regional as well as international flights in Asia.”
Mr. Gregoire Echalier, CEO of TTI, said, “With this new partnership, Air Astra is well-positioned to achieve its strategic goals and continue to grow as a leading player in the industry.”
“Through the Zenith®️ PSS implementation, we are confident that we will increase exposure for Air Astra’s successful initiatives, which to date have been available through direct and indirect sales, making full use of TTI’s GDS code to fulfill emissions using the IFG (BSP Weblink). More advanced channels of distribution like GDS, IET, and code-shares are also to be anticipated ” said Echalier.
About Air Astra
Astra Airways Limited (dba ‘Air Astra’) was incorporated in Bangladesh under the Registrar of Joint-Stock Companies in July 2021. Formed to operate as a scheduled airline for passenger and cargo, Air Astra envisages to become a significant contributor to enhancing the people’s connectivity – within Bangladesh and to the world. Currently, the airline’s fleet stands at 3 x ATR72-600 aircraft – the most modern, efficient, and eco-friendly turboprop airplane in production today – to ensure safe and timely journeys. Through the rest of 2023 the ATR72-600 fleet is planned to become 10 aircraft strong and from 2024 the airline will expand into international operations to markets with the most potential yield and demand. For more information visit www.airastra.com
About Travel Technology Interactive
Travel Technology Interactive is an international and leading technology company listed on EURONEXT Growth in Paris, has been an AMADEUS IT GROUP worldwide business partner since 2005, and has also been recognized as an IATA Simplifying the Business (StB) Preferred Partner since 2006. TTI provides seamless cloudification for end-to-end passenger service system solution (PSS) provider for the transportation industry, specializing in SaaS software for the management of airlines. Headquartered in France, TTI offices are located worldwide: in Brazil, Singapore, Marseille, and Panama. We provide web-based hosting, inventory, reservation, and revenue management solutions for low-cost, hybrid, and full-service airlines (Zenith®) and cargo (Nexlog®). Empowering the passenger experience and increasing cargo management with a full array of cloud-based solutions. For more information visit www.ttinteractive.com