Air Tanzania picks Mercator deal

6th Aug 2007

Air Tanzania has selected the Revenue Accounting
Bureau Service offered by Mercator of the Emirates Group.Tanzania’s flag carrier has outsourced its passenger revenue accounting operations
to Mercator, and will now send its used passenger ticket coupons to Mercator’s
facilities in Dubai for scanning, data processing and analysis.

Mercator’s service is based on its industry leading RAPID solution, and converts
data printed on airline tickets into the detailed financial and strategic
information an airline needs to maintain its competitive edge.

Once implementation is completed, Air Tanzania will be assured of significant
business benefits, supporting its future growth plans. Revenue will be enhanced
through accurate billing and verification, accounting costs will be lowered,
productivity will be raised and training costs eliminated.

David Mattaka, Air Tanzania’s Managing Director and CEO, said: “Mercator’s service
will give us high quality revenue accounting, which in turn gives us complete
confidence in our financial planning. This is critical in the run up to our planned
expansion programme, which will see a bigger fleet, new destinations and more

“The low initial investment, fast implementation times and immediate benefits of the
solution made Mercator the natural choice.”


The Revenue Accounting Bureau Service already fully supports the revenue accounting
needs of Malaysia Airlines, Olympic, Virgin Nigeria, Air Tahiti Nui, Cyprus Airways
and ExpressJet. It operates from Mercator’s state-of-the-art facilities in Dubai,
providing consistency of quality and service. Airlines can reap the rewards
regardless of their geographical location.

Patrick Naef, Divisional Senior Vice President IT Emirates Group and Head of
Mercator, said: “Air Tanzania can now leave the worry of revenue accounting to our
experts. They need only send their ticketing data to us, and we will provide very
real benefits in return, converting their data into the powerful management
information needed to power their growth strategy.”



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