e-Travel Reinforces Global Leadership Live on Planitgo

e-Travel, the global leader in online travel solutions and the e-commerce unit of Amadeus, today announced that 10 airlines have recently launched their online presence based on e-Travel® Planitgo booking engine solutions and services. This brings the total number of airlines adopting Planitgo as their online reservation system to 52, representing 123 international websites.

Illustrating e-Travel global coverage, the new customers come from five continents:

-    North America- Canadian North

-    Central America- Copa Airlines (Panama)

-    South America - Southern Winds (Argentina)


-    Europe - Air Dolomiti (Italy), Air Wales, CityJet (Ireland), SN Brussels Airlines, and TAROM (Romania)

-    Africa - Ethiopian Airlines

-    Asia - Philippine Airlines

Existing Planitgo customers achieved an overall 62 per cent growth in their bookings in the first quarter of 2003, compared to the same period of the previous year.

“The growth levels achieved by existing customers and the increasing number of new clients show that the Planitgo ASP (Application Service Provider) model enables online travel players to benefit from economies-of-scale and obtain a rapid return on their investment, ” said Jér™me Destors, Director Travel Suppliers, Agencies and Portals at e-Travel. “To sustain growth and quality, we continue to focus on serving our global customer base with innovative solutions translated into 20 languages, supported locally, and backed by 24/7 customer service hotlines”.

e-Travel Planitgo is a fully customisable Web-based travel booking engine, serving leading leisure, airline and other travel supplier sites around the globe. Planitgo delivers a range of content including air, car, hotel, fares, fly-and-drive, insurance, tours and other travel-related information, to both business and leisure travellers. Planitgo can calculate fares in all major currencies, ensuring the easiest booking experience for customers worldwide.