Great Plains Airlines has signed a 5-year contract for Airline Automation Inc’s
AAI will be providing all services from its state-of-the-art computer facility in Tucson, AZ. AAI`s Internet booking engine, called VIBE, operates in the carrier`s host reservations system, thereby providing Great Plains the ability to accept bookings over the Internet without incurring additional GDS booking charges. AAI will also provide automated e-ticketing capability as will issue ticket confirmations to Great Plains` passengers via facsimile or e-mail. In addition, AAI will provide Great Plains with various custom reports and other custom applications.
Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Great Plains Airlines currently provides service to and from Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque and Nashville. Great Plains flies new state-of-the-art Fairchild Dornier 328 regional jets, which it obtained as part of its acquisition in March of Columbia, Mo.-based Ozark Air Lines.
It has been estimated that AAI is responsible for providing flight firming and other services to over 30 domestic and international airlines.