Ackroo takes flight with the introduction of their first airline partner
OTTAWA, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Ackroo Inc. (TSXV: AKR), a loyalty and rewards technology and services provider, announced today that Air North, Yukon's Airline, has selected Ackroo to provide their gift card, loyalty and rewards solution. This multi-year agreement will incorporate all aspects of Ackroo's market leading platform from bricks and mortar through online integration.
With almost 200,000 passengers per year and growing, Air North is the largest airline in the Yukon serving British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Alaska and now Ottawa, Ontario. With market leading service and products, Air North is a true leader in the very large and growing air transportation market.
"We are extremely excited about working with Air North and assisting them with further differentiating their strong brand." said Steve Levely, chief executive officer at Ackroo. " Air North is exactly the kind of customer Ackroo looks to partner with, not only because of the great team they have and the value they bring their local community, but like many of our merchants they are working hard to compete with large brands in their industry like West Jet and Air Canada." "We see a great opportunity to assist them through a mix of revenue generation, cash flow and profitability increase that our solutions provide."
"It's important for us to reward our loyal customers" said Ben Ryan, Finance Associate for Air North. "We strive to do this through our authentic Yukon air service, but we are excited to team up with Ackroo, so we can find new ways to reward our loyal customers by connecting our authentic Yukon air service with other goods and services that people value."
"Ackroo is a natural fit for us. It's rare to come across a company in this space that's as focused on customer experience as we are—and it's exactly that quality that convinces us that they will be a perfect long-term partner," said Allan Moore, Chief Operating Officer for Air North.
Air North's passengers will have access to the Ackroo program in the fourth quarter of 2014, and it is expected that this will cement the airline's position as the carrier of choice for travel to and from the Yukon.
Ackroo provides gift card and loyalty solutions into the $145 billion North American gift card and loyalty market. Their solutions enable businesses, merchants and business networks to increase profitability and build long-term customer relationships through customized gift card and loyalty programs. Ackroo's web-based solutions provide the power of a massively scalable software platform in a lightweight online tool that works with existing point-of-sale equipment, making it easy and affordable for businesses to launch loyalty programs that deliver immediate return on investment. Ackroo is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit: www.ackroo.com.
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SOURCE: Ackroo Inc.
For further information: John Chapman, Chief Financial Officer | Ackroo, Tel: 613-599-2396 x714, Email: [email protected]