navitaire: Akasa Air chooses Navitaire as its reservations system provider

India’s newest airline Akasa Air on Thursday announced that it has roped in reservation system provider Navitair to run reliable operations and provide affordable travel options to its passengers. Akasa Air, backed by veteran investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and aviation giants Vinay Dubey and Aditya Ghosh, is expected to start its commercial operations in July.

Anand Srinivasan, Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer, Akasa Air, said in a statement, “We are confident that globally proven solutions such as New Sky and Skylaser will power our tech-enabled strategy and enable us to drive reliable operations and provide affordable travel options. for our customers.”

New Skies is Navitair’s order-based reservation and retailing system, and Skyledger is its revenue accounting system.

Akasa Air said Navitair will “power its digital retailing strategy”.

The statement noted that Navitair’s systems are currently used by more than 60 airlines around the world.

Akasa Air had received a no-objection certificate from the Ministry of Civil Aviation for operating commercial flights in August last year.

Three months later, the airline signed an agreement with US-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing to purchase 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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