Star Alliance Common IT Platform attracts more inventory migrations

January 8th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Star Alliance Common IT Platform (CITP) has taken a significant step forward with the successful migration of additional member carriers to the new inventory platform, it was announced Thursday.Austrian, Adria Airways and Croatia Airlines have all switched their inventory, pricing, flight schedules, seat planning and passenger re-accommodation applications to the new inventory management module of the Amadeus Altéa solution, which forms part of the CITP, an Amadeus statement said.

With these migrations the airlines are able to improve the yield potential of their network, it added.

“The new inventory system provides data which can be used by, and integrated with the latest revenue management techniques,” said Hans Jorgensen, Amadeus vice president for strategic airline and partner programmes.

“This unprecedented flexibility allows an airline to respond to market conditions more effectively, by changing their business policies involving seating, class usage or schedules quickly, and thereby improving yield,” Jorgensen added.

The recent migrations also facilitate integration between the alliance member carriers, allowing them to align and manage their capacity more efficiently, the statement pointed out.

“These migrations mark another major milestone for the Star Alliance Common IT Platform as we can improve synergies across multiple Star Alliance members”, said Aman Khan, Star Alliance vice president for IT.

In the phased cutover processes, all inventory control and flight schedules for the airlines were smoothly migrated and distributed to systems worldwide, the statement said.

“Collaboration between the member carriers and Amadeus was crucial in ensuring the successful completion of the projects,” the statement added.

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