Finnair Adopts e-Travel Solutions for Leisure Website


today announced that Finnair

one of the world`s longest established airlines, has selected e-Travel to
outsource its leisure Web site operation and related Web design development

Caption: Ian Wheeler,
Managing Director, e-Travel

Leveraging the flexible Java architecture of Planitgo, e-Travel offers
cost-effective development services to leading companies based on a proven
ISO 9001-certified methodology. Based on JSP (Java Server Pages) and Custom
HTML technology, these new design services enable airlines such as Finnair
to implement a truly unique online presence, yet reduce IT costs and improve
timely delivery through an integrated and open technology. The flexibility
of the Planitgo solution will also enable the integration of Finnair`s
Internet banking and fulfillment processes.

With Planitgo, Finnair expects to generate more than one million online
tickets over the next three years.


“Standardised e-Travel technology, deeply integrated with the Amadeus GDS,
provides Finnair with increased efficiency and scalability in our online
sales channel,” said Tom Källström, Vice President, Corporate e-Business &
New Ventures, Finnair. “By outsourcing our e-commerce leisure business and
booking engine web design to an industry expert such as e-Travel, we expect
to further cut costs while increasing the satisfaction level of our online
travelers through our improved offering.”

“This new agreement follows 10 years of successful association with Amadeus
and now with e-Travel, its e-commerce business unit,” said Ian Wheeler

Managing Director, e-Travel.  “Finnair will benefit from our current
investments in technological developments, aimed at providing airlines more
flexibility and integration capabilities in terms of technology, features,
and services. This new partnership will enable Finnair to strengthen and
sustain its competitive edge by offering an online solution with the latest
technology,” Wheeler added.

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