Asia's Largest Airline, China Southern Airlines, to Use Unisys AirCore® Passenger Sales and Service Application via TravelSky
China's leading aviation IT solutions provider helps another airline to streamline and enhance passenger sales and service applications via modular open systems solution
BLUE BELL, Pa. and BEIJING, 11 December 2019 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that TravelSky has migrated China Southern Airlines to the Unisys AirCore® next-generation passenger system to streamline and modernize passenger sales and service (PSS) applications.
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. TravelSky hosts a version of AirCore in its data center, tailored to the needs of China's aviation industry, which it offers to China's airlines via software-as-a-service.
China Southern is the largest airline in Asia by fleet size and total passengers1. It is the third of TravelSky's airline clients to migrate to AirCore. The airline generates approximately 50 million flight queries and one million booking requests per day. Across the three airlines, more than 300 million passengers annually will use AirCore to make their flight reservations to travel within China and across the globe. Unisys was awarded the new scope contract with TravelSky in the third quarter of 2019.
"China has the world's second-largest domestic passenger market behind only the U.S., and Asia Pacific represents more than one-third of the global international air passenger2 and cargo3 markets," said Rick Mayhew, vice president and general manager, Unisys Asia Pacific. "We are delighted to help China Southern Airlines access a flexible system to quickly respond to capacity changes and to interact with their customers via a variety of channels."
AirCore is a modern suite of airline passenger services solutions that optimizes airline customer and employee experiences at all stages of the air travel journey. With a full range of core services – including inventory, order management, offer management, reservations, ticketing and departure control – this comprehensive, modular system can complement, enhance and transform legacy airline passenger services systems into a full-service retailing platform. AirCore has been granted New Distribution Capability (NDC) Level 4 Certification by IATA.
Unisys has more than 55 years of experience providing advanced, mission-critical IT solutions to the travel and transportation industry. Nine of the top ten airlines depend on Unisys solutions. For more information on Unisys' transportation sector services capabilities visit https://www.unisys.com.cn/industries/commercial/transportation
2 – International Air Transport Association (IATA) global passenger data – August 2019
3 – International Air Transport Association (IATA) % of Industry FTKs - 2018
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Claire Hosegood, Unisys Asia Pacific
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