Sunday, February 11, 2018

Soon, book Lufthansa ticket through Air India mobile app!

New Delhi: Passengers might soon be able to book tickets on Star Alliance member airlines through the website or app of any member carrier, thanks to the grouping's digital services initiative.

A 28-member strong Star Alliance, that also has national carrier Air India onboard, has launched the digital services platform in collaboration with technology major Accenture.

The platform can gather data provided by an individual member airline or third-party source and make it available to all member carriers as well as enable them to have their own customer-facing digital applications, according to the alliance.

"With India being the focus of Star Alliance for 2018, the country can expect a series of technological partnerships this year as the global airlines' grouping plans to sign contracts with certain firms later this year," Star Alliance's Chief Executive Jeffrey Goh told PTI.

The alliance has come out with a system wherein a person can choose seat in a member airline through the app of another member carrier.

The system is already operational for United Airlines and Singapore Airlines.
11/02/18 PTI/Economic Times