Mercator unveils Avantik to world’s low cost carriers
Posted: 29 September 2010 | Mercator | No comments yet
Mercator is today unveiling Avantik, the new name for its award-winning tikAERO passenger services system, at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London…
Mercator is today unveiling Avantik, the new name for its award-winning tikAERO passenger services system, at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London.
Mercator, part of the Emirates Group and a global leader in technology solutions for the airline industry, has integrated Avantik within its product portfolio following its acquisition of TIK Systems in June. The system is specifically designed for low-cost, hybrid and regional carriers.
Avantik is unlike other products on the market as it is built on the latest technology systems architecture using Microsoft Technologies. As such, it is much more adaptable to airlines’ evolving business models as it’s easily configured, offers fast multi-language user interface changes, and has simplified end-user training and support.
Duncan Alexander, Mercator Vice President, says: “Avantik is the cutting edge software solution for the low-cost airline sector, and an integral part of our product portfolio.
“It’s built by people with extensive airline experience, and since it became part of our product range, one airline a month has signed up for the system and we are confident that demand for this new, flexible and modern system will continue to grow.”
Avantik includes a modern end-to-end customer-centric airline management system. This incorporates web booking engines for consumers, travel agencies, corporate accounts and mobile devices, as well as connectivity with all major Global Distribution Systems. It is fully IATA e-ticketing compliant, but can be equally adopted by non-IATA ‘ticketless’ low-cost airlines, therefore combining the best of distribution worlds.
It is designed to efficiently manage a wide range of airline passenger services. These include inventory management, multi-channel reservations, yield and revenue management, departure control, weight and balance, electronic ticketing, revenue accounting, code-share, interlining, crew management, flight control and real-time reporting to monitor business operations.
Avantik has been specifically designed to suit hybrid airlines and can be deployed much easier and faster than legacy passenger service systems. This refers to a growing sector of the airline market that is moving from a pure low-cost model to one where there is limited distribution through global distribution systems, interline partnership agreements, and the use of industry ticketing standards defined by IATA.