HYDERABAD, India, October 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
The Government of India's ambitious UDAN scheme is set to gain on-ground traction as TruJet kick-started its pan India plans by inking a deal with Aviation IT specialist, IBS Software (IBS), for its Passenger Service System (PSS). Under the contract IBS will implement the full suite of the iFly Res solution for passenger reservations covering the inventory, fares and ticketing functionality. The 100% cloud-based solution will enable online/Internet based booking engine (IBE) for both B2C & B2B as well as online & counter check-in at all regional airports.
Hyderabad-based TruJet is the first Indian airline to be granted license by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to operate on all UDAN sectors. Largely a regional airline thus far, TruJet will, through the UDAN scheme, emerge as a mainstream player in the aviation map of India. The airline currently operates a fleet of 5 ATR aircrafts and has signed an agreement with 9W to wet lease 10 more ATR aircrafts. UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik- Let the Common Man Fly) is a regional airport development and regional connectivity scheme of the Government of India, launched in 2017, to make flying affordable for the masses, while promoting a balanced regional growth across the country.
IBS' iFly Res, one of the first New Distribution Capability (NDC) compliant PSS systems in the world, comprehensively addresses all the key functions including passenger reservations, schedules and flight control, inventory control, fares & ticketing and departure control. Once implemented, iFly Res will help TruJet in the dynamic management of blocked and free-sale inventory, real-time visibility on operations and quick decision making which provides a platform for an improved level of customer service and cost optimization. The SaaS based reservation solution will also enable TruJet to integrate seamlessly with other partner airlines for codeshare operations as well as future goods distribution. IBS Software offers end-to-end IT systems covering diverse process areas - passenger services, cargo operations, flight and crew operations, airport operations and aircraft maintenance engineering - giving it the unique position as the company that provides the widest range of IT products to the aviation industry in the world.
"The change of Trujet's PSS to IBS' iFly Res marks our transition from a regional start up to a national airline, poised to bring connectivity and state-of-the-art booking functionality to the common man of India. We are proud that our team is Indian and our systems are also Indian. When the iFly Res system is commissioned in Trujet, we will bring incredible travel bargains and 24/7 booking on a wider scale than we have ever done before",said K V Pradeep, Group Director, TruJet.
"This partnership with TruJet is significant for IBS as it heralds our entry into the Indian PSS market, till now dominated by overseas names. The widening footprint of our PSS solution is a true testament to the substantial investments we have made in making the solution truly world class. iFly Res, has over the years, successfully withstood stringent due diligence to emerge as the best suited PSS to meet the changing business requirements of airlines. We are delighted to associate with TruJet in its quest to be one of the premier airlines operating in India," said V K Mathews, Executive Chairman, IBS Software.
Trujet, headquartered at Hyderabad, India, operates to 14 destinations in south and central India. Currently owning 5 ATR aircrafts, TruJet plans to acquire 2 more, soon. On 27 Apr 2017 Trujet inducted a flight between Hyderabad and Nanded, the first of its services under the Government of India's UDAN Scheme. Ministry of Civil Aviation issued a certificate of appreciation to Trujet for successfully commencing all the routes under UDAN 1. Trujet was also conferred the MOST PROMISING AIRLINE Award by South India Travel Awards. Under UDAN 2 scheme, Trujet will connect cities like Kandla, Porbandar, Jaisalmer, Keshod, Nasik and Jalgaon with Ahmedabad and thus will transition from being a Regional carrier to a National carrier.