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Bird Information Systems empowers BB Airways with reservation and distribution system

New Delhi, September 11, 2012: Bird Information Systems Private limited (BIS), a leading technology provider of automated aviation and travel related software solutions has entered into a strategic partnership with the Nepalese carrier BB Airways, for the use of its Airline Inventory and Reservations System (AIRS). Bhuban Bhatta, Chairman of BB Airways and Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Information Systems recently signed the contract.

As per the partnership, Bird Information Systems will provide BB Airways the booking technology for the Airline Inventory Hosting, reservation at all city and airport offices, call centers and internet booking engines. Further, through the use of AIRS, BB Airways will have access to a user friendly GUI (graphical user interface) which will enable their partners - be it travelers or travel agents - to make online reservations quickly and easily. BIS will also provide BB Airways with a unique state-of-the-art Departure Control System for their airport operations.

Travel agencies would benefit from a distribution interface and a unique integrated application within using AIRS.

Commenting on the partnership, Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group said, “Our expertise in providing cutting-edge technology for the travel & aviation industry as well as our continued focus on service excellence has resulted in strong relationships in the entire SAARC region. This strategic alliance with BB Airways will give us another opportunity to empower an airline with the latest technology to improve their operational efficiency.”

Bhuban Bhatta, Chairman of BB Airways said, “We are sure that our association with Bird Information Systems will power the airline with state-of-the-art technology that integrates at all levels of operation. Through AIRS, we have acquired a hosting solution that is cost-effective and yet enables us to integrate seamlessly across our distribution channel network comprising of ATOs (Airline Ticketing Office), CTOs (City Ticketing Office), call centers, travel agencies and end-customers.”

This partnership will also provide the end users with real-time access to the best fares and seat availability details at the click of a mouse. Additionally, AIRS will enable the airline to maintain complete passenger records, thus facilitating the creation and upgradation of customer profiles as well.

Notes to editors

Bird Information Systems
Bird Information Systems Private Limited, one of the constituents of the Bird Group of Companies, is an information technology and software development company engaged in providing IT services including development and implementation of automated aviation and travel related software solutions. AIRS (Airline Inventory and Reservations System) has been conceived with the idea to assist Airlines to effectively market their product, while economically controlling the inventory and other related aspects.

For more information please visit www.bis.co.in

About BB Airways Private Limited
BB Airways is a private limited company registered under the company act of Nepal. The Airlines has been granted the permission from the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal for the operation of the international air transportation services. The company has its principal place of business at Kathmandu Nepal. The company will operate its flights from Kathmandu, Nepal to various Asian routes as approved by the Government of Nepal. In the long run, the company plans to extend its routes to various additional destinations.

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