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September 06, 2018
Etihad Airways to Enhance Customer Experience Through Cloud Technology
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and MIAMI – September 6, 2018 – Etihad Airways has partnered with Farelogix Inc. to enhance its merchandising and distribution capabilities.
The deployment ofnew generation technology from Farelogix will enable Etihad to provide unique, customised offers to its guests, and strengthen its position as the ‘airline of choices’. Etihad’s strategy will focus on broadening ancillary offerings to customers, allowing for more personalised travel options across all distribution channels.
MIAMI – April 25, 2018 – Farelogix and Florida International University (FIU) today announced the formation of the new Data Science for Airlines Informatics (DSAI) program, an advanced training program focused on airline data analytics and decision sciences. Housed at FIU as part of the university’s School of Computing and Information Sciences, the program will be dedicated to the study and implementation of advanced predictive analytics for the airline industry, using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). Graduate students will work collaboratively with the Farelogix data and analytics team to develop new data models for optimizing airline revenue management and generating dynamic offers. The program will open in May 2018.
April 11, 2018
Delta Goes Live with Farelogix Availability Calculator
MIAMI — April 11, 2018 — Farelogix announced today that Delta Air Lines is the launch customer for the new FLX Availability Calculator – a next generation, highly performant and purpose-built ‘single point of truth’ availability calculation engine. Infinitely scalable, transacting over 250,000 TVLs (flight segments) per second on a single commodity server, the FLX Availability Calculator is in a class of its own, and is anticipated to save airlines like Delta millions in legacy hardware and transactions costs. Like other Farelogix offer engines, the FLX Availability Calculator is hosted and managed by the airline and integrated into its own technology stack to provide the airline with complete control over its proprietary rules and availability calculation logic.
MIAMI - November 14, 2017 – Farelogix today announced that Alaska Airlines has gone into production with FLX Merchandise, the industry’s leading enterprise merchandising and rules engine. Alaska Airlines is using FLX Merchandise to take control of its offer in its direct channel.
“We are proud to see Alaska Airlines go live with FLX Merchandise. They are a great addition to our already stellar roster of customers using FLX Merchandise,” said Jim Davidson, CEO of Farelogix.
MIAMI – July 13, 2017 – Farelogix today announced that Cathay Pacific is the latest airline to go live as an interline carrier using Farelogix technology. Cathay Pacific flights can now be booked and ticketed by airlines that are using Farelogix Open Connect (direct connect) solutions, including oneworld member American Airlines.
“We are very pleased to welcome Cathay Pacific as the newest interline user of our Open Connect technology,” said Jim Davidson, CEO of Farelogix.
DUBAI, HANGZHOU, and MIAMI – June 15, 2017 – Emirates Airline today announced that its content is now available for booking in the Chinese market through the Emirates Flagship Store on Alitrip, a subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The distribution of Emirates’ rich content to one of the largest consumer booking sites in China is facilitated by Emirates Online B2B, the airline’s IATA NDC Level 2 certified API powered by Farelogix. This is the first airline flagship store in the industry with a NDC connection. Emirates has also implemented Alipay, the preferred payment method of Alitrip customers, ensuring that flight shopping and destination inventory preferences are both aligned to meet the needs of travellers in China, while providing enhanced reporting capabilities to Emirates.
DUBAI and MIAMI – June 15, 2017 – Farelogix today announced that the Emirates Online (EOL) B2B platform now features advanced seat selection and payment, supported by rich content integrated with graphical seat maps.
EOL B2B includes the Emirates B2B (NDC Certified) API as well as the EOL Agency Desktop, both powered by Farelogix. The new seat capabilities are the latest in a series of enhancements to EOL B2B, which enables thousands of travel agencies to shop and book Emirates flights and fare brands, along with a wide range of value-added services that distinguish the Emirates brand and traveler experience.
April 05, 2017
WestJet Enables Dynamic Pricing Using Farelogix Technology
MIAMI and CALGARY—April 5, 2017—Farelogix and WestJet today announced that WestJet is the first airline in full production with FLX Shop & Price, the next generation shopping and pricing engine from Farelogix. FLX Shop & Price provides WestJet substantial cost savings opportunities, significantly improved response times, flexibility, as well as the ability to dynamically modify ATPCO fares. The new shopping engine is in production for a number of travel agencies and technology providers that are shopping and booking WestJet content via WestJet Direct, the airline’s Level 2 NDC-certified API solution powered by Farelogix.
MIAMI and BERLIN - March 9, 2017 - Farelogix and Lufthansa Group have agreed upon a new long-term commercial and technology services relationship to extend and expand Lufthansa Group’s direct connect solutions powered by Farelogix. Farelogix will continue to enhance and support its industry-leading distribution technology platform - including the Farelogix Open Connect (direct connect), NDC APIs, and the SPRK travel agency desktop - specifically for Lufthansa Group airlines. Using Farelogix solutions, Lufthansa Group airlines have total control over their distribution and can offer and deliver, via a robust API, differentiated content directly to corporate online booking engines, online travel agencies, technology providers, and aggregators.
MIAMI—November 1, 2016—To provide airlines with greater control over their offers, Farelogix has added FLX Shop & Price, FLX Schedule Builder, and FLX Availability Calculator to its flagship Airline Commerce Gateway. With the addition of these three NDC-aligned engines, airlines can use the enhanced platform to provide dynamic merchandising, pricing, availability, and schedule building as part of real-time offer creation and delivery across all channels. FLX Shop &Price, FLX Schedule Builder, and FLX Availability Calculator are currently in test with three airlines.
NEW YORK, MIAMI and MONTREAL – October 27, 2016– Routehappy, the merchandising content platform for flight shopping, today announced an agreement with Air Canada. Under the terms of the agreement, Canada’s largest airline will use Routehappy Hub to distribute highly targeted, visually rich merchandising content across its worldwide sales and marketing channels to improve the flight shopping experience.
Air Canada will also be the first airline to participate in a platform integration between Farelogix and Routehappy following the partnership announced earlier this year between the two companies. The integration will seamlessly deliver targeted merchandising content from Routehappy Hub, as well as dynamic pricing and rules-driven offers from FLX Merchandise to distributors in a single API.
LOS ANGELES – July 20, 2016 – SeatBoost has successfully launched real-time bidding forflight upgrades via its mobile app, enabling passengers to participate and bid against oneanother in a live auction environment.
90 minutes before departure, ticketed passengers on available routes can enter their flight number into the SeatBoost app. If premium seats are available, they can join the auction and start bidding for an upgrade. This turns the boring and monotonous pre-flight gate time into an exciting game-like auction, where passengers compete for the top spot on the leaderboard. Winners are notified via the app and are issued new boarding passes in their upgraded class.
DULLES, VIRGINIA and MIAMI, FLORIDA—April 20, 2016—ATPCO and Farelogix have partnered to bring to market an Ancillary Offer Engine that will enable airlines to deliver merchandising offers to an airline’s direct and indirect distribution channels using an NDC web service. The solution combines the power of Farelogix’ industry leading FLX Merchandise engine with ATPCO’s comprehensive Optional Services data, enabling airlines to easily distribute airline-controlled offers across multiple channels including GDS, agency, and corporate booking tools, as well as airline websites and mobile channels.
NEW YORK and MIAMI - April 14, 2016 - Farelogix and Routehappy have teamed up to deliver an integrated platform that will enable airlines to more effectively and dynamically merchandise their flights, differentiated products, and offers across a variety of channels, and in every language and region.
MIAMI and DOHA - February 07, 2016 - Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the successful completion of the first phase of its New Distribution Capability (NDC) pilot with Farelogix that will significantly increase the volume and quality of products available for sale by travel agents who use the Farelogix platform. The NDC programme allows Qatar Airways as a NDC enabled airline to present customised and personalised offers to its customers, significantly overcoming the restraints imposed by the previous distribution protocols.
MIAMI and DUBAI – August 4, 2015 – Farelogix today announced that flydubai has selected the FLX Merchandise solution from Farelogix as its merchandising platform of choice, and the initial integration with flydubai.com is now complete. In implementing its new ancillary services program, flydubai will first use FLX Merchandise to create more flexible choices and offers in both business and economy class. Other customer-centric products and service options will follow this merchandising debut.
MIAMI – July 14, 2015 – Farelogix today announced that it has added another airline industry veteran, Robert (Bob) Edwards, to its board of directors. Recognized for his extensive global airline technology experience and innovation, Mr. Edwards will provide Farelogix with guidance and expert perspective on the changing role of distribution technology in the travel industry. He is currently the Chief Executive Manager of Nybble Limited, specializing in airline technology infrastructure, consolidation and strategic planning.
MIAMI and SAN FRANCISCO – April 13, 2015 – Farelogix and Switchfly today announced a technology collaboration to deliver a series of website and mobile solutions for airline-controlled merchandising and personalization. The collaboration brings together Switchfly's leading SaaS platform and website development expertise – including an unmatched supplier network, consumer loyalty capability, premium content sources and data-driven optimization – with Farelogix' award-winning airline Merchandising (FLX-Merchandise) and Gateway (NDC-Xpress) technologies.
MIAMI and EGHAM, Surrey, UK – February 26, 2015 – Farelogix – Triometric today announced a technology partnership designed to help airlines optimize their implementations of IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) and merchandising strategies. This collaboration brings together the power of Farelogix's NDC-Xpress and Merchandising technologies with Triometric's Web Services Analyzer business intelligence platform for the travel industry. Working together, Farelogix and Triometric enable airlines to smoothly implement NDC and move from an inventory-centric to a passenger-centric merchandising and distribution environment using XML open standards.
MIAMI - November 11, 2014 - Farelogix today announced a series of enhancements to its flagship FLX Merchandise platform, each of which are designed to boost revenues for airlines.
MIAMI—September 8, 2014—Today Farelogix announced the launch of NDC-Xpress, a technology solution that enables airlines to implement New Distribution Capability (NDC) with minimal risk and unprecedented speed to market. Building on the core technologies of the flagship FLX Airline Commerce Gateway, NDC-Xpress delivers airline-controlled merchandising, pricing, and API distribution in a SaaS model, with implementation delivered in less than six months using the latest NDC schemas (Version 1.1).
MIAMI and LONDON – February 27, 2014 – Farelogix and ThoughtWorks today announced a technology collaboration designed to meet the burgeoning demand for airline e-commerce solutions that support personalization, product differentiation, dynamic customer engagement, merchandising, and retailing across multiple channels, including websites and mobile applications. The companies bring together the power of Farelogix FLX Merchandise and Gateway technologies and ThoughtWorks unique expertise in building software dedicated to deliver an exciting and engaging user experience. This unique combination will enable airlines to build brand loyalty and grow merchandising revenues.
MIAMI – February 13, 2014 – For the first time, airlines around the world – regardless of size, business model, or geographic location – can cost effectively and with minimal risk, experience the benefits of airline merchandising with today’s launch of FLX Merchandise-Xpress, the world’s first airline-controlled Merchandising-as-a-Service solution. The new cloud-based FLX Merchandise-Xpress from Farelogix enables airlines to very quickly get up and running with a selection of fundamental merchandising capabilities, including the sale of premium seating, lounge passes, Wi-Fi access, advanced boarding, meals, and more.
DUBLIN—October 29, 2013—IATA World Passenger Symposium 2013—Farelogix today announced that it is adding customizable shopping to its SPRK travel agency desktop application. The latest release, which will be available in January 2014, includes enhancements that will enable travelers to filter their search results by available ancillaries. For example, if a traveler wants a flight that includes Wi-Fi, SPRK will sort the results so only flights with Wi-Fi are at the top. SPRK will also feature an improved user interface that makes the application faster and easier to use.
September 17, 2013
Farelogix Adds Dynamic Bundles to Merchandising Product
Provides Airlines Ultimate Flexibility and Control Over How They Package, Bundle, Personalize, and Sell Ancillary Services MIAMI and LONDON—September 17, 2013—(World Low Cost Airlines Congress – Booth/Stand #26) Farelogix has launched the airline industry's first solution for dynamic service bundles.
April 18, 2013
Travel Industry Veteran Mark Egan Joins Farelogix Team
Farelogix Customer Engagement Team Expands in Response to Escalating Global Demand for Airline-Controlled Commerce Platform MIAMI–April 18, 2013–Farelogix announced today that Mark Egan has joined the company as Vice President, Sales and Business Development. As a member of Farelogix’ expanded airline customer engagement team, Mr. Egan will focus on sales of the Farelogix Airline Commerce Gateway, the company’s multi-channel commerce and retailing platform.
April 12, 2013
Farelogix Appoints Bonnie Lowell as Lead Schema Architect
MIAMI–April 12, 2013–Farelogix today announces that it has appointed Bonnie Lowell to the role of Lead Schema Architect. Ms. Lowell, a leading technology and travel industry distribution expert, will take chief responsibility for maintaining and enhancing the Farelogix XML schema including continued support for IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) Standard. She will also represent the company in various IATA NDC industry working groups.
April 11, 2013
American Airlines and Farelogix Extend Technology Agreement
FORT WORTH, Texas and MIAMI – April 11, 2013 – American Airlines and Farelogix today announced a new, seven-year agreement. Under the new agreement, Farelogix will continue providing enhancements and support for American's direct connect, a technologically advanced system which enables the sale of American’s fares and other products by travel agencies.
NORWALK, Conn., March 21, 2013 -- Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) today announced a new long-term agreement with United Airlines, with plans to implement the United Technology Application, powered and supported by Farelogix, as the primary connectivity between the two parties. Priceline.com customers will continue to have access to United fare content, and United and priceline.com will work together to develop innovative ancillary products and services to be delivered through the United Technology Application. Booking of tickets using the United Technology Application began earlier this year.
MIAMI—February 13, 2013—Farelogix today announced the launch of the Airline Commerce Gateway, a comprehensive airline distribution technology platform that enables airlines to easily, efficiently, and dynamically deliver content, including custom-tailored product offers, to travelers across multiple distribution outlets and customer touchpoints.
February 04, 2013
Farelogix and WestJet Sign Technology Agreement
MIAMI and CALGARY -- 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.
Farelogix establishes Merchandising Solutions Group focused on offer customization and personalization; Appoints Michael Zumdieck to lead company’s merchandising efforts
January 12, 2012
iflybags Helps Travel Agents Comply with DOT Regulations
Farelogix announced today that travel agencies can link to and use data from iflybags.com as part of their strategy to comply with new U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) airline baggage fee disclosure rules (under sections 399.85(b) & 399.85(c)) that take effect January 24, 2012.
October 17, 2011
Farelogix Launches iflybags
Free checked baggage calculator makes it easy for travelers to determine how much checked baggage they are allowed to take on a flight and what it will cost them
Mercator, the airline IT solutions provider of the Emirates Group, and Farelogix have entered into an agreement whereby Mercator will be able to offer the Farelogix Direct Connect technology platform to its current and prospective customers.
June 16, 2011
Farelogix Readies New Version of SPRK Agency Desktop
Farelogix has released the latest version of SPRK, the company’s travel agency desktop tool that enables agencies to source content from multiple travel providers including airline Direct Connect.
May 20, 2011
Farelogix Commends DOJ’s Investigation of GDSs
Farelogix supports the recent action taken by the Department of Justice to investigate whether the Global Distribution Systems have violated U.S. federal antitrust laws.
January 12, 2011
Edna Lopez Appointed Farelogix General Counsel
Travel industry veteran bolsters company’s legal and executive team