AirTran signs again with Navitaire

AirTran Airways has signed a business process agreement for Navitaire’s Open Skies hosted reservation system, renewing services provided under an existing five-year contract.Navitaire, a wholly owned Accenture business, provides
technology and business solutions to the airline industry.  Its Open Skies
system is an integrated Web-enabled reservation and inventory software suite
that includes Internet, call center and airport departure control
functionality.
  “The Navitaire Open Skies system continues to develop new and innovative
tools that help us manage our reservations, distribution and inventory systems
as AirTran continues to grow,” said Kevin Healy, vice president of planning
for AirTran Airways.  “The AirTran business model is based on low cost,
quality service; Navitaire is a leader in developing new technology and cost
effective systems which support AirTran Airways’ low cost network.  These
highly effective systems allow AirTran to maintain our three Georgia call
centers. With this new agreement we not only extend our strong relationship
with Navitaire, we also have the opportunity to control our operating costs in
this area in the coming years.”
  “We salute AirTran Airways’ success in this highly competitive market,”
said John Dabkowski, managing director of Navitaire. “Navitaire’s industry-
leading solutions are proven to help airline leaders like AirTran Airways
achieve high-performance results and enable profitable growth.”
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