SunExpress Airline, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, has selected IBS Software (IBS) to deploy its Passenger Services System (PSS) for reservations, ticketing, and departure control operations.
iFly Res, the IBS platform, will replace the existing legacy system, allowing SunExpress to look for new new revenue opportunities from both its charter and scheduled flights business.
The Passenger Services System (PSS) will enhance SunExpress’ interline and codeshare capabilities. In addition, the airline will be able to significantly increase its revenue by providing flexibility to sell different ancillary services. The other main advantages will be the improvement in speed to market for new sources of revenue and enhancement of efficiency through the automation of most manual processes.
IBS says the Passenger Services System (PSS) will natively support New Distribution Capability (NDC) and address the industry’s current distribution limitations. New Distribution Capability, a program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of XML-based data transmission standard, will allow SunExpress to distribute complex ancillary services to agents and other NDC consuming instances.
SunExpress Managing Director Jaan Albrecht said: “As a part of our growth strategy, we decided to change our reservation system to allow for an improved contribution to our daily business by generating more revenue and enhancing sales channels with our business partners.”
SunExpress Managing Director Jaan Albrecht, SunExpress Deputy Managing Director Ahmet Çalışkan and VK Mathews, Executive Chairman – IBS Group signed the multi-year contract in Antalya, Turkey.
IBS, which recently received $170 million private equity investment from Blackstone, has a global presence with nearly 3,000 professionals across nine offices.