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​TravelSky Migrates to Unisys AirCore to Modernise Airline Passenger Sales and Service for China's Airlines

China's leading aviation IT solutions provider streamlines and enhances passenger sales and service applications via modular open systems solution

BEIJING, 20 July, 2016 Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that TravelSky has successfully cut over to the Unisys AirCore next-generation passenger system to streamline and modernise passenger sales and service (PSS) applications for its airline clients.

TravelSky is the leading provider of information technology solutions for China's air travel and tourism industry and provides the reservations, inventory and departure control systems used by China's air carriers. The migration of its inventory and schedule management systems marks the completion of key components in the modernisation of TravelSky's next generation PSS.

Unisys provided end-to-end solutions and services for this program including requirements analysis, design, development, testing and implementation across several applications including schedule management and inventory control. Air China is the first of TravelSky's airline clients to migrate to the new system, generating approximately 50 million flight queries and one million booking requests per day.

AirCore is a comprehensive Passenger Services Solutions suite that covers both Reservations and Departure Control for air carriers. The modular web-based applications are based on open technology and industry standards to make it easier to add new applications or integrate with other systems. AirCore supports a wide range of distribution channels including mobile, tablet and web, in line with IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative to enable the travel industry to transform the way air products are retailed to, and purchased by, air travellers.

Dheeraj Kohli, vice president and global head of Travel and Transportation for Unisys, said: "We have drawn on our deep domain capabilities in aviation, combined with our solutioning and IT expertise, and best practices from related industries, to help TravelSky offer its airline clients greater flexibility in their customer-facing applications. As Unisys AirCore is based on open technology and has a flexible design, TravelSky is able to adapt to the unique processes of each of their clients and quickly implement changes they need to drive market demand."

Andrew Whelan, vice president commercial industries, Unisys Asia Pacific, said: "Asia Pacific represents almost a third of the global international air passenger market, and China continues to record strong growth in domestic traffic1. So China's airlines need flexible systems to quickly respond to capacity changes and to interact with their customers via a variety of channels. We are delighted to help TravelSky continue to grow and evolve the services it offers its clients to meet the remarkable passenger growth and changing customer demands in China." 

Unisys has more than 45 years of experience providing advanced, mission-critical IT solutions to the travel and transportation industry. A quarter of the world's air passengers check in for their flights using Unisys systems. 

1 – International Air Transport Association (IATA) global passenger data – April 2016  

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