MIAMI, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading airlines turn to sophisticated technology to help them become more agile, competitive and customer-focused, but these next generation passenger services systems are no longer only the domain of the world's biggest network carriers. Hawai'i's leading regional carrier, Island Air, is the latest future-focused airline in North America to select Amadeus' industry leading Altéa portfolio of IT solutions to power its continued flight into the future.
Offering more than 280 flights each week between the islands of O'ahu, Maui, Kaua'i and Hawai'i Island with more to be added, the implementation of Amadeus' Altéa technology will further the carrier's efforts to become a competitive regional carrier in Hawai'i, providing exceptional customer service, excellent safety standards, and expanded service to the main Hawaiian Islands, according to David Uchiyama, President and Chief Executive Officer of Island Air.
"As we transition our fleet to larger Q400 aircraft, we are excited to nearly double the number of flights between O'ahu, Maui, Kaua'i and Hawai'i Island by May 2017," said Uchiyama. "To help facilitate the expansion in our flight schedules, increase our agility to accommodate flights during peak seasons and, most importantly, offer a great seamless experience to our customers, we are confident Amadeus is the best technology partner and provider."
Island Air will implement the full portfolio of Altéa IT solutions, including e-commerce, reservations, inventory, and departure control systems, as well as revenue integrity, loyalty and travel intelligence functionality. Amadeus' turnkey solutions for regional and mid-size airlines allow for quick and seamless implementation in a scalable, cost-effective way. Island Air, which currently uses a fleet of 64-seat ATR-72 turboprop aircraft and Q400 78-seat aircraft, will begin a phased migration to the new Amadeus systems this month.
"Island Air and Amadeus have a partnership dating back more than 12 years. Amadeus, through our people and innovative technology, is committed to enabling Island Air's vision of delivering an extraordinary flying experience while supporting their business objectives," said Ilia Kostov, Chief Commercial Officer, Airline IT, Amadeus North America. "Every airline today, regardless of size or business model, can reap significant benefits from modernizing their IT systems. Flexible, open and nimble technology is now required for airlines to advance the passenger experience and stay competitive."
Island Air is among a growing number of airlines in North America – from small carriers to large network players such as Southwest Airlines, Air Transat, and Cape Air – which have implemented one or more components of Amadeus' Altéa portfolio. For more information about the Amadeus Altéa portfolio or Amadeus' other IT solutions for airlines, click here.
Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).
The Amadeus group employs around 15,200 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as over 70 local Amadeus Commercial Organizations globally and has a presence in more than 190 countries.
This year marks 30 years since Amadeus was founded. Throughout 2017, the company will be celebrating 30 years of collaboration with customers, 30 years of technological innovation and 30 years of helping power better journeys for travelers all over the world.
The group operates a transaction-based business model. Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol "AMS.MC" and is a component of the IBEX 35 index.
Director, Corporate Communications
Amadeus North America