IBS Software (IBS) has been selected by SunExpress Airline, the joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, as its Passenger Services System (PSS) provider, the airlines said.
The multi-year contract will see IBS implement its Passenger Services System (PSS), iFly Res, for integrated reservations, ticketing, and departure control operations. IBS´ platform will replace the existing legacy system, allowing SunExpress to open up new revenue streams from both its charter and scheduled flights business.
The new-gen Passenger Services System (PSS) will considerably augment SunExpress´ interline and codeshare capabilities. The airline would also be well positioned to significantly increase its revenue by providing flexibility to sell different ancillary services, improving speed to market for new sources of revenue and enhancing efficiency through the automation of most manual processes.
IBS, which recently received USD170 million private equity investment from Blackstone, has a global presence with nearly 3,000 professionals across nine offices and provides a range of new-generation software products to some of the world´s best airlines, busiest airports, leading cruise lines, major travel distributors and top oil & gas companies.
Turkey-based SunExpress, with its subsidiary SunExpress Deutschland based in Frankfurt, Germany, operates both scheduled flights and charter business and carries around nine million passengers per year, serving more than 110 cities in Turkey and mostly in Europe, the Red Sea, Canary Islands (Spain), Greece, Tunisia, Bulgaria and Oman.