IBS Software announced its IT deal with South Korea based Jin Air to supply Passenger Services System (PSS).
Amadeus is believed to have earlier supported Jin Air for its PSS requirements.
Choi JungHo, CEO of Jin Air and VK Mathews, executive chairman – IBS Group, signed the 7-year, multi-million dollar contract for the engagement in Seoul.
IBS will implement its Passenger Services System (PSS), iFly Res, for reservations, ticketing, and departure control operations.
The IBS platform will replace the existing system of a renowned PSS provider allowing Jin Air to open up new revenue streams from both its low cost and scheduled flights business.
IBS’ loyalty management system, iFly Loyalty, will also be implemented along with iFly Res. This will support the diverse needs of Jin Air like FFP, coalition programs, SME and corporate programs and other various models.
IBS said the implementation of its modern PSS system by March 2018 will enable Jin Air to generate ancillary revenue with flexible management options.
iFly Res, with native NDC integration, will empower Jin Air integrate its PSS to third party systems, and will augment the airlines interline and codeshare capabilities.
Jin Air has been operating on the same system as Korean Air, and will look to simplify its business as it transitions from the two different systems to the new-gen iFly Res platform.
“IBS’ iFly Res was selected as it withstood our due diligence to emerge as the best suited to meet our growing business requirements,” said Kwang Lee, VP of Corporate Strategy at Jin Air.
“For an airline to switch over the PSS system from an established player, is a true endorsement of the product capability of iFly Res and reinforces IBS’s growing reputation and position, even amongst airlines with mixed business models,” said Paul Lynch, senior VP & head of Passenger Services, IBS Software.