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Bird information systems empowers Jagson Airlines Ltd. With reservation hosting solutions
Jagson Airlines limited signs for Airs , the Airline i nventory r eservation s ystem from Bird Information Systems

New Delhi, April 13, 2006: Bird Information Systems Private limited (BIS), a leading technology provider of automated aviation and travel related software solutions , today announced another strategic partnership with Jagson Airlines Limited , for the use of its Airline Inventory and Reservations System (AIRS). President & CEO of Jagson Airlines, Mr. U.K. Bose and Executive Director, Bird Information Systems, Mr. Ankur Bhatia, signed the contract today.

Under the terms of this long-term contract signed between the two companies, Bird Information Systems will provide the booking technology for the Airlines Inventory Hosting, Reservation at City/Airport Offices, Call Centre(s) and Internet Booking Engine. Besides, for airport operations a unique state of the art departure control system would be in use by the airline.

AIRS offers airlines a state-of-the-art, user-friendly, turnkey solution spanning right from the bookings stage to the check-in process. A revolutionary web based application solution, AIRS provides services in the areas of inventory control, hosting, reservation, ticketing, Internet booking engine, distribution and departure control. Built on a scalable enterprise level architecture, it can be upgraded with additional modules to accommodate enhanced functionalities as the airline grows and evolves.

Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Information Systems mentioned, At BIS we always emphasise on service and use of technology to ensure complete customer satisfaction. This strategic partnership gives us yet another opportunity to empower the new breed airlines of the Indian subcontinent.

Mr. U.K. Bose, President & CEO, Jagson Airlines added, In collaborating with Bird Information Systems we have ensured that we not only get a common reservation platform but also a booking engine that enables our passengers to book through the Internet, through travel agencies or directly at the airport. Making booking as easy as possible for our customers is part of our strategy to make Jagson Airlines an impeccable airline in the Indian skies.

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About Bird Information Systems Private Limited & AIRS

Bird Information Systems Private Limited, a company under 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. The latest offering from the company is the state of the art airline inventory reservation system called AIRS. Airline Inventory & Reservation System (AIRS) is a revolutionary web based application solution providing services in the field of inventory control, reservation, ticketing departure control and distribution.

AIRS has been conceived with the idea to assist Airlines to effectively market their product while economically controlling the inventory and other related aspects. The application solution has been built upon a scalable enterprise level architecture with the strategy to provide an enhanced level of functionalities molded with the gradual growth and subsequent needs of the Airline.

Airs is a web based user friendly solution which facilitates the users to work on a Graphical User Interface (Mask) to minimize the training and refresher course costs. The main advantage of this solution is that the product can be implemented the same day at multiple locations and new locations can be added easily without implementation timeframe delays. Additional modules can be added without any complexities and being a Graphical User Interface product the same can be made familiarized to the users easily without any training costs.

Airline Inventory & Reservation System (AIRS) supports an airline in areas of, Inventory Control Management, Schedule Management, Time Table Management, Fares Management, Reservation & Cancellation, Ticketing, Queue Management System, Departure Control System, Data Export Facility, MIS reports, Security, and optional features such as connectivity to Global Distribution Systems and travel agency distribution interface.

Not only AIRS assists airlines in effective inventory control, reservation, ticketing departure control and distribution areas at extremely economical costs, it also brings along solutions for airlines to facilitate inventory distribution through internet (online bookings) as well as extension to travel agencies. This unique solution has already been selected by eight customers which include seven Airlines, one Coach Company and Jagson Airlines will be the ninth valued customer for AIRS.

For more information, visit the Bird Group website at www.bis.co.in
About Bird Group
The Bird Group is one of the largest diversified groups in the aviation, travel and information technology arena. A conglomerate of independent companies, the Bird Group seeks to provide solutions to upcoming challenges in the competitive aviation and travel business environment of today. After ushering in an era of automation in the travel sector, the Bird Group pioneered Business Process Outsourcing and IT enabled services in the Indian Subcontinent. With a turnover of over 36 Million US Dollars, a workforce of nearly 2200 employees, 40 fully automated offices across the Indian subcontinent and multiple collaborations with leading global business organizations, the group continues to grow and strengthen its network of services.

For more information, visit the Bird Group website at www.bird.in

About Jagson Airlines Limited
Jagson Airlines has the credit of being the first private airline in the country to operate scheduled flight on a regular basis with an unblemished record of operations since 1992. Its commitment to quality, superior customer service and great emphasis on safety has made it the most preferred airline on feeder routes. The airline prides itself on having an unmatched record of on-time flights coupled with international standards of safety, comfort and dining experience.

Jagson Airlines plans to extend its operation by May/June 2006 with Airbus 320/321 aircraft with 2000 seats daily offering at time of operations commencement which will go up by 6000 seats daily offering by end of the first year of operations and then by the end of third year of operations it will be more than 18000 seats daily offering. Jagson Airlines presently is at the final stage of negotiation for acquisition of 20 Airbus A321 aircraft with a firm order of 14 aircraft and an option for the balance 8 aircraft.

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