Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Air India's Ticketing Migration To Travelport Challenged In High Court

Mumbai: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in Bombay High Court, challenging Air India's move to migrate its complete reservation system data to Travelport platform.
The petition contends that the "reckless and insane" move would severely undermine the troubled national carrier's revival plans, besides having severe ramifications for the Indian aviation industry.

Filed on November 30 by a Nashik-based activist and a frequent flyer Ratan Luth, the PIL is expected to come up for hearing on December 5.

Mr Luth has already written to AI CMD and other top officials, besides the Travel Agents Association of India, Travel Agents Federation of India and Air Passengers Association of India, warning of an 'impending disaster' that could be detrimental to all stakeholders.

Terming it as the latest in the series of blunders by the AI, the PIL said the decision to align with only one Global Distribution System (GDS) would create a monopoly and lead to massive losses.
04/12/18 NDTV