NEW YORK and MIAMI and MONTREAL, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Routehappy, the merchandising content platform for flight shopping, today announced an agreement with Air Canada. Under the terms of the agreement, Canada's largest airline will use Routehappy Hub to distribute highly targeted, visually rich merchandising content across its worldwide sales and marketing channels to improve the flight shopping experience.
Air Canada will also be the first airline to participate in a platform integration between Farelogix and Routehappy following the partnership announced earlier this year between the two companies. The integration will seamlessly deliver targeted merchandising content from Routehappy Hub, as well as dynamic pricing and rules-driven offers from FLX Merchandise to distributors in a single API.
With an integrated Routehappy and Farelogix solution, Air Canada will be able to create, price, and deliver tailored, dynamic offers supported by targeted UPAs (Universal Product Attributes) such as descriptive text, icons, photos, 360° virtual tours, videos, to the 60+ distributors using Air Canada's ac2u API.
"We have worked with Farelogix for years and just recently began working with Routehappy. It makes sense for Air Canada to integrate both technology platforms to deliver an even greater benefit to our customers," said Keith Wallis, Director - Global Product Distribution at Air Canada. "Air Canada continues to invest in products that are focused on delivering the best possible experience for each and every customer, from our Business Class seats to our Maple Leaf Lounges and new Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet. Routehappy will help us vividly convey this to all of our customers so that they can make a more informed purchase decision."
"Travelers want relevant offers coupled with engaging product content, while airlines want to optimize revenue per passenger. The integration of the Farelogix platform with Routehappy Hub enables Air Canada to achieve both of these objectives, using best of breed technologies for airline-controlled merchandising and personalized offers," said Jim Davidson, CEO of Farelogix. "We are thrilled that Air Canada will be the first airline to implement both our platforms."
Robert Albert, CEO of Routehappy added: "Our mission is to differentiate and better monetize flight shopping, which means delivering useful merchandising content in flight shopping. Routehappy Hub can connect with virtually any airline platform and Air Canada's selection to distribute their rich content managed in Routehappy Hub via the Farelogix offer engine and API pipe is a real world solution to a difficult problem. We welcome Air Canada as a new Routehappy airline customer."
Farelogix, Routehappy, and Air Canada are currently developing the integration which is expected to be live in 2017.
Farelogix is a leading provider of lower-cost, high value distribution and merchandising technology to the global travel industry. Farelogix counts among its customers several of the world's leading airlines and travel companies. Farelogix is a privately held company with offices in Miami, Toronto, and Dubai. For additional information, visit farelogix.com.
Routehappy powers merchandising content for flight shopping, helping airlines and distributors differentiate and better monetize their products. Routehappy's Scores & Amenities API provides flight scores and cabin amenity data, including aircraft, seat, layout, entertainment, Wi-Fi, power, fresh food and relative duration. Routehappy Hub is a SaaS platform that helps airlines create, manage and deliver targeted ticket and product attribute content, in standardized formats UTA (Universal Ticket Attribute) and UPA (Universal Product Attribute) wherever flights are displayed. Routehappy is based in New York, serving airlines and distributors worldwide. For more information, visit www.routehappy.com.
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2015 served more than 41 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 55 in the United States and 87 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,330 airports in 192 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.
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