Monday, October 29, 2018

UDAN Scheme Set to Gain Traction as TruJet Partners With IBS Software

The Government of India's ambitious UDAN scheme is set to gain on-ground traction as TruJet kick-started its pan India plans by inking a deal with Aviation IT specialist, IBS Software (IBS), for its Passenger Service System (PSS). Under the contract IBS will implement the full suite of the iFly Res solution for passenger reservations covering the inventory, fares and ticketing functionality. The 100% cloud-based solution will enable online/Internet based booking engine (IBE) for both B2C & B2B as well as online & counter check-in at all regional airports.

Hyderabad-based TruJet is the first Indian airline to be granted license by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to operate on all UDAN sectors. Largely a regional airline thus far, TruJet will, through the UDAN scheme, emerge as a mainstream player in the aviation map of India. The airline currently operates a fleet of 5 ATR aircrafts and has signed an agreement with 9W to wet lease 10 more ATR aircrafts. UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik- Let the Common Man Fly) is a regional airport development and regional connectivity scheme of the Government of India, launched in 2017, to make flying affordable for the masses, while promoting a balanced regional growth across the country.

IBS' iFly Res, one of the first New Distribution Capability (NDC) compliant PSS systems in the world, comprehensively addresses all the key functions including passenger reservations, schedules and flight control, inventory control, fares & ticketing and departure control. Once implemented, iFly Res will help TruJet in the dynamic management of blocked and free-sale inventory, real-time visibility on operations and quick decision making which provides a platform for an improved level of customer service and cost optimization. The SaaS based reservation solution will also enable TruJet to integrate seamlessly with other partner airlines for codeshare operations as well as future goods distribution. IBS Software offers end-to-end IT systems covering diverse process areas - passenger services, cargo operations, flight and crew operations, airport operations and aircraft maintenance engineering - giving it the unique position as the company that provides the widest range of IT products to the aviation industry in the world.
29/10/18 PRNewswire