News Feed Item

Volaris Selects Navitaire’s New Skies® for Passenger Reservation Services

Mexican ultra-low cost airline Volaris (BMV:VOLAR)(NYSE:VLRS) has converted to Navitaire’s hosted passenger reservations, travel commerce and revenue accounting services. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Volaris chose Navitaire’s New Skies reservations and Travel Commerce solutions to drive its ancillary revenue generation goals and enhance customer service across its network of 46 cities in Mexico and the United States. The tightly integrated systems provide Volaris with a flexible platform to uniquely differentiate its services through tailored up-sell and cross-sell opportunities to help boost profitability. The Navitaire SkyLedger revenue accounting system allows the carrier to track, reconcile, and recognize revenue as flights take off. It will also provide powerful reporting and analytic capabilities to improve business decisions.

Navitaire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE:ACN), provides technology and business solutions to the airline and high-speed rail industries.

Navitaire’s New Skies® reservations system is a comprehensive airline passenger sales and management solution providing integrated Internet sales, mobile booking and check-in, ancillary revenue generation, airport check-in, departure control, and real-time reporting capabilities. The modular system is designed to serve all airline business models by offering broad industry connectivity to global travel agency systems, inter-airline and alliance code-share services, and customer self-service integration.

Volaris has grown rapidly. In 2013, it earned a 22.7 percent total passenger market share among Mexican carriers to become the second largest Mexican airline in terms passengers carried based on Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) information. With plans to add 66 more aircraft in the coming years, Volaris chose the highly scalable Navitaire platform to support its expansion plans and to help increase their income. The implementation took place during the last quarter of 2013.

“Navitaire offers us proven solutions enabling Volaris to operate efficiently, further reducing our unit costs,” said Holger Blankenstein, Volaris Chief Commercial Officer. “We are convinced that Navitaire is the best system in the market to help us achieve our revenue generation strategies, especially on the ancillary revenue side, and drive continued profitable growth.”

“New Skies provides Volaris with market leading technology to help leverage revenue streams and enhance the customer experience,” said David Evans, Navitaire managing director. “Our advanced solutions will help Volaris be well positioned for growth to become a high performance digital airline.”

Navitaire’s New Skies platform forms part of the Accenture Connected Travel Business Service. This service enables travel, public transportation organizations, and suppliers to offer a unique experience to customers by increasing operational efficiency, sales performance and data visibility. The Accenture Connected Travel Business Service combines skills, assets, software platforms and processes to focus on specific issues faced by public transportation, travel, and manufacturing industries.

About Volaris

Volaris (BMV:VOLAR)(NYSE:VLRS) is an ultra low cost airline based in Mexico. With a highly efficient business model based on providing ultra low cost travel and highly efficient operations to offer competitive pricing and drive demand, Volaris aims to provide outstanding levels of high quality services. Volaris targets travelers who seek competitive prices and who travel for leisure or business purposes, or to visit family and friends in Mexico and specific US destinations. The carrier’s pricing strategy, based on providing a complete offering of ancillary services, enables Volaris to offer ultra low fares and travelers to choose and specifically pay for a wide range of optional services. Volaris’ mission is to provide passengers with the highest standards of quality customer service at an affordable price.

Since beginning their operations in March 2006, Volaris has increased its routes from an initial 5 to a current 102 and its fleet from 4 to 44 aircraft. Volaris currently operates over 200 daily flight segments on routes connecting 33 cities in Mexico and 13 cities in the United States with Mexico’s most modern airplane fleet. Among other recognitions, Volaris has received the prestigious ESR Award for Social Corporate Responsibility for three consecutive years. For more information, please visit: www.volaris.com.

About Navitaire

Navitaire (www.navitaire.com) delivers industry-leading technology services supporting growth, profitability and innovation to 50 airlines worldwide, including many of the world’s most successful airlines. Navitaire offers a full suite of proven solutions focused on revenue generation and streamlining costs in the areas of reservations, ancillary sales, distribution, revenue management, revenue accounting and business intelligence. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, Navitaire has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Dez Blanchfield joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Dez is a strategic leader in business and digital transformation with 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries developing strategies and implementing business initiatives. He has a breadth of expertise spanning technologies such as cloud computing, big data and analytics, cognitive computing, m...
"We started a Master of Science in business analytics - that's the hot topic. We serve the business community around San Francisco so we educate the working professionals and this is where they all want to be," explained Judy Lee, Associate Professor and Department Chair at Golden Gate University, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Kevin Jackson joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert and Founder/Author of the award winning "Cloud Musings" blog. Mr. Jackson has also been recognized as a "Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brand" by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post "Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter" (2013) and a "Top 50 C...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Daniel Jones is CTO of EngineerBetter, helping enterprises deliver value faster. Previously he was an IT consultant, indie video games developer, head of web development in the finance sector, and an award-winning martial artist. Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory? In her Day 2 Keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Aruna Ravichandran, VP, DevOps Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies, was jo...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
As IoT continues to increase momentum, so does the associated risk. Secure Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) is ranked as one of the most important technology areas of IoT. Driving this trend is the realization that secure support for IoT devices provides companies the ability to deliver high-quality, reliable, secure offerings faster, create new revenue streams, and reduce support costs, all while building a competitive advantage in their markets. In this session, we will use customer use cases...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Evan Kirstel is an internationally recognized thought leader and social media influencer in IoT (#1 in 2017), Cloud, Data Security (2016), Health Tech (#9 in 2017), Digital Health (#6 in 2016), B2B Marketing (#5 in 2015), AI, Smart Home, Digital (2017), IIoT (#1 in 2017) and Telecom/Wireless/5G. His connections are a "Who's Who" in these technologies, He is in the top 10 most mentioned/re-tweeted by CMOs and CIOs (2016) and have been recently named 5th most influential B2B marketeer in the US. H...