ABACUS Facilitates Online Booking for Asiana

Asiana Airlines’ international customers will
now be able to enjoy online and real-time travel shopping and ticket
purchase via Asiana’s newly launched global websites. Abacus GetThere, an
online booking solution marketed by Abacus, will provide an easy and
convenient way for Asiana customers to purchase air tickets for Asiana
flights to and from various destinations worldwide.
The Abacus
GetThere booking engine provides instant, online flight
confirmation and ensures passengers of secured payment by credit card. The
online booking system is also seamlessly integrated with Asiana Airline’s
frequent flyer membership system, providing frequent flyers access to their
frequent flyer account details.

These services were first made available to customers in the United States
in July this year. Upon the launch in October, these services will be
extended to customers departing from Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, United
Kingdom and Singapore.

As part of Asiana’s Global Site launch celebrations, Asiana Airlines will be
offering travelers 3,000 Asiana Club Bonus Miles in addition to miles that
are based on length of travel, if they purchase tickets online at any of the
listed sites above from now till December 8, 2003.

“This is the final delivery for this project which was completed on
schedule. We enabled Asiana Airlines to connect to our large network of
travel agents throughout the Asia Pacific who will be able to provide
fulfillment, ticketing and ticket delivery services for any bookings made
online. The benefit is that this can be done without any additional costs,
development or training, therefore helping us to roll this solution out
within a rather tight timeframe,” said Mr. Rogelio Sarreal, Abacus
Vice-President of Associate Sales Division  

“We chose to partner with Abacus because of their network throughout the
region as well as the confidence we had in them delivering a solution that
would help us reach out to our customers in a convenient and efficient
manner. Online bookings are growing in popularity and we wanted to ensure we
were addressing our customers’ needs in every way possible,” said Arnold
Choe, General Manager, Internet Marketing Team, Asiana Airlines