Low cost airline booking system unveiled

Travel technology specialists, Metafour, is launching a new
product - Empower Flights - which allows tour operators and agents to access all
the low cost airline flights.
The system follows the success of its Empower software which gives operators
live online bookings written back into one central booking system.
Empower Flights also includes a flexible pricing and mark-up engine to
allow operators to create their own cost plan within the system for direct
selling or sales through other travel retailers.

Metafour’s Director, Robert Udwin said: “Traditionally operators have had to
book with individual low cost airlines, now with Empower Flights,
they can offer low cost airline bookings through their entire booking cycle in a
single system. It will revolutionise the way agents and operators, like city
break companies, are able to work with the low cost airlines. We can set up
the whole system for an operator including their back office with integrated
inventories from accommodation and other suppliers, or the Empower Flights API
can be integrated into most other booking system.”

Metafour has a client already live with the Empower Flights system, Arrow Tours,
who include the three low cost airlines relevant to their city break business.
Ben Greene, from Arrow Tours, said “This technology really gives us an advantage
over our competitors. Our clients can compare the prices and availability on the
low cost airlines as well as the scheduled services and choose which suits
them.” Another client is about to go live with five of the low costs airlines
linked into their system.  Metafour’s Director, Robert Udwin said,  “One of the
added advantages of this new system is that the client can select which airlines
they wish to offer and only pay for the airlines needed.”