ST. LOUIS, MO — December 7, 2017 — Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announces that St. Louis-based Air Choice One has become the latest airline to deploy Travelport’s iPort departure control system (DCS), the industry’s leading ground handling technology.
“Fast-growing airlines like Air Choice One recognize the importance of operational efficiencies to both their bottom-line and to their overall customer experience. Travelport’s iPort technology offers such airlines a cost-effective solution to implement large-carrier ground handling capabilities that meet their current needs and future growth plans,” said Dan Westbrook, Travelport’s Vice President and General Manager for Air Commerce Technology.
Shane Storz, Chief Executive Officer for Air Choice One, added: “Our mission at Air Choice One revolves around being in service to others, in the air, on the ground and in the community. As we continue to grow beyond the ten airports we currently serve, including Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis, we were looking for a departure control solution that would enhance our mission, and support new opportunities through interline e-ticketing (IET) agreements. The iPort technology meets those needs, and provides flexibility for Air Choice One’s continued growth.”
iPort is the most efficient and flexible DCS technology currently available to drive high performance in travel operations. More than 60 airlines and ground handling companies, at more than 200 airports worldwide, have chosen Travelport’s iPort DCS.
Developed in collaboration with airport handling system leader, Res2, iPort is a web-based application which delivers commercial and operational advantages to both airlines and ground handlers by enhancing sales of ancillary services and streamlining departure operations, centralizing load control and improving the traveler experience at the airport.
Built on thin client architecture, iPort deploys rapidly and is cost-effective to maintain. Companies using iPort can handle multiple airlines simultaneously, connecting airlines and ground handlers to one central system. iPort helps ground handlers reduce IT costs and increase airport adoption and acceptance.
Compatible with any passenger service system (PSS), iPort not only streamlines IT processes for airlines, but provides passengers with a convenient self-serve check-in process through all channels, whether at the airport, mobile or online. iPort’s flexibility also improves the customer experience and reduces airport congestion.
For more information about iPort and other airline IT solutions, visit https://www.travelport.com/solutions/airlines