Reservation system to be the heart of Swoop's digital operations
CALGARY, Oct. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Swoop announced today it has selected Navitaire as its reservation system. Navitaire is globally-recognized as the go-to reservation and retailing system for ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCCs) around the world.
"Swoop is here to provide low fares for the price-sensitive traveller and our partnership with Navitaire will help Swoop create the low-cost structure and ancillary capabilities needed to ensure our success," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President Strategy. "Navitaire offers an easy-to-use reservation system allowing the complete unbundling of products and services as well as enabling digital self-service. We are giving the power to the customer to decide what they want to pay for and what they don't - making the airline a truly affordable option for Canadians."
"We are delighted Swoop has selected Navitaire as its reservation platform," said David P. Evans, Navitaire CEO. "Navitaire is the leader in reservation and ancillary revenue-generating systems for the world's largest and most successful ultra-low-cost carriers. We are impressed with the team Swoop has assembled, its business model and market plans. Together, Navitaire and Swoop are a good fit, sharing DNA focused on combining advanced retailing with a digital-first, proven platform to help create an innovative, customer-centric business. We're looking forward to watching Swoop's success and future growth as they take the ULCC model to new heights."
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Navitaire (www.navitaire.com) delivers industry-leading technology services supporting growth, profitability and innovation to more than 50 airlines and rail companies worldwide, including many of the world's most successful low-cost and hybrid airlines. Navitaire offers a full suite of proven solutions focused on revenue generation and streamlining costs in the areas of reservations, ancillary sales, loyalty, revenue management, revenue accounting and business intelligence. Navitaire has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Amadeus IT Group.
Swoop has flown in to the Canadian travel market to provide the country with a no-frills, lower-cost air travel option that will get more Canadians travelling. Backed by WestJet, an airline with a proven track record of bringing lower fares to Canadians, Swoop has the unique position of being the only ultra-low-cost carrier in Canada with a strong balance sheet. Starting early 2018, the airline will begin selling seats on its modern fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. For more details and employment opportunities, visit FlySwoop.com.
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