TORONTO, Dec. 19 /CNW/ - GuestLogix Inc. (TSX-V: GXI), the leading
provider of on-board retail technology and solutions to the airline industry,
today announced that Germany's leading no-frills airline, Germanwings of
Cologne/Bonn Germany, will be using GuestLogix' Mobile Virtual Store(TM) to
process on-board cash, credit and debit card purchases on flights to over 66
destinations in Europe. The deal was secured by GuestLogix' global business
partner LSG Sky Chefs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG
(Xetra: WKN 823212).
"No frills operators have been the first to recognize the strategic value
of on-board retailing to their overall flight operations and hence today lead
the airline industry in non-ticket revenue innovation," said Tom Douramakos,
President & CEO, GuestLogix. "We are pleased to be on-board with Germanwings
to maximize their revenue and profitability opportunities."
According to the ARAC Conference 2007 held recently in Frankfurt,
Germany, Europe's top four low cost carriers generated US $593 million from
non-ticked sales, with an increasing contribution year-over-year from
in-flight sales. The list of players includes Ryanair, easyJet, TUIfly,
Germanwings and SkyEurope, many of whom are implementing GuestLogix' solution.
The GuestLogix Mobile Virtual Store(TM) enables airlines to become
profitable on-board retailers serving captive audiences whose needs and
characteristics change from flight to flight. GuestLogix and LSG Sky Chefs
provide customers a platform for existing and future ancillary services such
as on board cafe, bond logistics, duty-free sales and destination-based
products and services. It features a pay-per-use innovative wireless onboard
handheld, end-to-end software to help optimize the planning and forecasting
and provides rapid intelligence to on-board retail trends to support
merchandising, promotions, and logistics.
GuestLogix offers the most proven on-board retail platform in the
industry today. With reach to over 450 million passenger trips annually, the
Company provides a ready-made channel for on-board retail partners involved
with in-flight entertainment, food and beverage, merchandising, duty-free
sales, business communications systems, and destination-based products and
services to enable airline operators to provide more compelling products and
services to their captive audiences.
GuestLogix is a leading provider of on-board retail technology and
solutions to the passenger travel industry. Its mission is to deliver
innovative, end-to-end solutions that create new revenue growth while
enhancing service in the world's guest services supply chain. The Company's
customers include the world's leading airlines, railways, ferries, hotels,
caterers, and commissaries. GuestLogix is publicly traded on the TSX Venture
Exchange in Toronto (Symbol GXI). For more information please visit
(C) 2007 GuestLogix. All Rights Reserved.
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Tony Ashe, VP Americas, GuestLogix, (410) 452-5940, firstname.lastname@example.org