Farelogix and WestJet Sign Technology Agreement
Farelogix Customer Engagement Team Expands in Response to Escalating Global Demand for Airline-Controlled Commerce Platform
MIAMI and CALGARY—February 4, 2013—Farelogix today announced that it has signed a multi-year technology agreement with WestJet Airlines. Under this new agreement, WestJet will use Farelogix technologies to provide innovative new booking solution options for the travel agency community.
“With this agreement, we are excited to offer an enhanced shopping and merchandising experience choice to our travel agent community,” said d’Arcy Monaghan, WestJet Director, Distribution Strategy. “In using Farelogix as a technology provider for WestJet, we are building a strong foundation to offer innovative new products in the coming years.”
“We are happy to add WestJet to the growing list of airlines using our technology,” said Jim Davidson, President and CEO of Farelogix. “Airlines no longer want to be viewed as commodity products, and I think this is indicative of the sea change happening in the industry. This gives airlines the opportunity to truly compete for travelers’ business, serving up relevant, personalized offers.”
WestJet is Canada’s most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 81 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet has pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft with future confirmed deliveries for an additional 35 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft through 2018 and plans to launch a low-cost regional airline in 2013, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
Farelogix is a recognized leader and innovator in the travel industry. Its groundbreaking technology is modernizing the airline commerce and distribution landscape, and is used by several of the world’s leading airlines. The company’s flagship Airline Commerce Gateway is a technology platform comprised of fully integrated and optimized components for airline-controlled distribution, shopping, pricing, merchandising, and retailing across channels. Recognized for its pioneering role in creating the distribution innovation known today as NDC, Farelogix now provides NDC (Level 4 certified) distribution for more than 20 airlines with connectivity to 10 major PSS systems. The company’s “Offer and Delivery Engines” (shopping/pricing, merchandising, availability calculation, schedule building, and NDC API) enable airlines to create, control, and deliver their offers independent of their PSS or GDS. These engines also represent the industry’s only shopping and merchandising suite designed for extreme high volume searching with infinite scalability in alignment with the NDC vision. Farelogix is headquartered in Miami, Florida, with offices in Toronto, Canada; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For additional information, visit www.farelogix.com.