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Air Sahara Selects Mercator

Mercator has won yet another major contract
on the Indian subcontinent. The IT division of the Emirates Group has sold
its industry-leading revenue accounting solution, RAPID, to Air Sahara, the
fastest-growing airline in the thriving Indian aviation industry. The deal, which is the latest in a long line of contract wins for Mercator,
has further strengthened Mercator’s customer base in the South Asia region.

RAPID is offered as either a stand-alone passenger or cargo version, and can
also be delivered as one complete package, and it is this all-encompassing
version that Air Sahara has selected to best meet its needs. The solution analyses the information on used tickets and air waybills to
give airlines the financial and strategic information they need to compete
effectively. The solution will support Air Sahara’s ambitious growth plans,
helping it to realise revenues quickly and accurately, reduce revenue
accounting costs, maximise productivity and enhance commercial confidence.


Alok Sharma, Executive Vice President of Air Sahara, said: “We are growing
very quickly, and each year sees yet more aircraft being delivered, new
destinations being inaugurated and passenger numbers going up and up. It’s
crucial that we do not lose sight of how our airline is performing.



“RAPID gives us the control we need, and gives us the clearest picture of
our finances. The solution’s functionality is unmatched, and we expect RAPID
to become a key part of our drive to transform Air Sahara into a
highly-successful international airline.”


Air Sahara has been flying scheduled passenger and cargo services since
1991, and serves more than 25 destinations across the subcontinent. More
than 2.5 million people travelled on its modern fleet of 24 Boeing and
Bombardier aircraft last year.


Joshua Koshy, Emirates’ Senior Vice President IT, said: “This deal
demonstrates yet again how RAPID’s functionality is unbeatable in the
industry, as is the vast revenue accounting and airline experience of our
Mercator professionals. All our airline financial solutions are fine-tuned
to boost profits while keeping a lid on costs, and I’m confident that Air
Sahara will soon be enjoying the rewards.”


Airlines already benefiting from the RAPID family of products include Air
Malawi, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air Pacific, Air Tahiti Nui, Air
Zimbabwe, Avianca, British Airways, Emirates, Jet Airways, Kenya Airways,
Olympic, Qantas, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Brunei, Singapore Airlines,
SriLankan, TACA, Varig and Yemenia.