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Strong Sales Performance for mercator’s PSS Solution for LCCs, Avantik

DUBAI & BANGKOK – 18 April 2013 - mercator’s leading Passenger Services System (PSS) for low cost and regional carriers, Avantik, has experienced a strong year; further strengthening the global reach of mercator.

Joining a growing family of 23 airlines leveraging the benefits of the Avantik PSS web-based platform, the fourth quarter of  2012 saw Algerian based carrier, Tassilli Airlines, and Thailand based start-up, U-Airlines, sign for the industry leading product with Tassilli making their maiden flight with Avantik and opening their sales channels on the 2nd of March, 2013. Additionally, three carriers have already signed with Avantik in 2013; including Fly Georgia in Eastern Europe, Antrak from Ghana and as well as another regional hybrid carrier. All three carriers are scheduled to commence operations with Avantik within the first half of 2013. mercator welcomes all five new carriers to the group of existing users which includes such recognizable airlines as Osaka-based  Peach and Indonesia’s ever strengthening regional carrier, Merpati.

In a recent interview with Merpati, CEO Rudy Setyopurnomo stated, “Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA) has partnered with mercator since October 2008, using Avantik for our passenger reservations and DCS.  When I joined Merpati as CEO in May 2012, my first task was to look at whether MNA was harnessing the full potential of Avantik. Within two months and through a structured approach in assessing user competence on the system with mercator, our revenues increased significantly. Avantik’s fully integrated and optimised web services have allowed us to maximise our web sales; especially in the last year, which have significantly helped increase our passenger bookings. We are also seeing huge benefits in our utilisation of the auto top up feature for travel agencies. Through the power and functionality of Avantik, Merpati is on course to become a leading regional carrier and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with mercator.”

mercator’s extensive portfolio of passenger, cargo, financial, loyalty and safety IT solutions are used to manage the operations of award-winning hybrid, low-cost, regional, national and international airlines.

Avantik is a next generation, cost-effective PSS solution built on flexible web-services; making it an especially good fit for low cost carriers and start-ups where initial software investment considerations are sometimes prohibitive. Simple API connections mean that Avantik can be easily integrated with third party platforms to help airlines quickly realize their full potential in ancillary revenues.


About mercator:

Get passengers and cargo to their destinations—safely and on time. That’s the promise of every airline. Rising complexity puts the burden on technology to keep it. Which is where mercator comes in.

Every airline CEO knows that profits only follow when planes and processes really flow. Our aviation heritage gives us unequalled insight into what this requires. In 1995, mercator was created to support Emirates Airline—and dnata soon after, the fourth largest airport services company in the world.
By delivering IT solutions for these major organizations, we became intimate with both the big picture and micro needs of the industry. Our team developed an extensive portfolio of solutions, testing them at the highest level in the real world.
Today, we offer these systems and the process knowledge of Emirates and dnata on the commercial market. Our solutions combine across five key areas of service excellence: Safety, Passenger, Cargo, CRM and Finance.
Our clients span the globe and include award-winning carriers, hybrid, low-cost and regional airlines. While aviation has always driven our technology, the variety of operations we serve has taken our industry expertise to another level.
Our IT infrastructure helps any airline reduce costs, streamline processes and increase productivity—enabling you to deliver your essential promise.

About Merpati Airlines:

Merpati Nusantara Airlines, operating as Merpati Nusantara Airlines, is an airline in Indonesia based in Central Jakarta, Jakarta. It is a major domestic airline operating scheduled services to more than 25 destinations in Indonesia, as well as scheduled international services to East Timor and Malaysia. Its main base is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta.
The word merpati is Indonesian for dove. Merpati also listed in category 1 by Indonesian Civil Aviation Authority for airline safety quality. Our vision is to be the prime choice airlines company which is safe and convenience with Indonesian hospitality that grows continuously in domestic and regional arena as well as our mission is to Provides air transport services for passengers and goods and other air transport supports services by does active perform to develops tourism and economic potential with the aim of always generates addition values to stakeholders.


 Media Contact:

Michelle Girkinger
PR Manager, mercator/Emirates Group
+9714 708 2038

+97156 684 8135

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