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Bird Information Systems empowers the national carrier, Indian with web check-in facility for all sectors on its domestic network

New Delhi, February 06, 2007: Bird Information Systems Private limited (BIS), a leading technology provider of automated aviation and travel related software solutions, today announced another technology advancement for the national carrier, Indian, for the use of its web check-in application services. Indian adopts this state of the art BIS technology and brands this as “i Check-in” service.

The “i Check-in” service will allow passengers holding e-tickets to check-in from the comfort of their home or office thereby saving their time immensely while at the airport. The passenger is presented with a simple user-friendly web check-in option on the Internet booking engine of Indian (www.indianairlines.in) into which he enters basic booking details and by just clicking a few buttons he can get the boarding pass on his desktop, thereby, going directly to the security gate at the airport.

Elaborating on this service, Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Information Systems said, “We are committed to offer the latest technology solutions to Indian, be it e ticketing (through Amadeus (BIS affiliate) in the past or the latest web check-in service today. The web check-in facility will enhance the overall efficiency of Indian enabling them to streamline operations and ultimately deliver a matchless experience for end travellers.”

Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Vishwapati Trivedi, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian, said, “We have committed ourselves to redefine air travel in India by offering the very best on ground and on air. This facility will greatly help all our domestic travelers who in today’s day and age have very little time at hand to handle check-in facilities. This facility would save time, increase productivity and offer seamless service to our clients.”

About Indian
Indian’, the new brand name of Indian Airlines, is a dominant player in the Indian skies with its operation spanning to 54 domestic destinations from Leh in North to Trivandrum in South, from Jamnagar in West to Lilabari in East.

Indian has a considerable presence in the foreign skies too – it touches down in 18 cities in 15 countries. The foreign shores, where Indian flies to include Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Yangon in South East Asia; Sharjah, Dubai, Ras-Al-Khaimah, Fujairah, Kuwait, Muscat, Bahrain and Doha in West Asia; and Kathmandu, Dhaka, Colombo, Male, Kabul and Lahore in t‘he SAARC region. Indian flights take off more than 325 times a day.

Indian is on the threshold of acquiring 43 mint-new aircraft – a mix of Airbus 319s, 320s and 321s – of which the first aircraft is already delivered. The new aircraft will come equipped with in-flight entertainment system, to provide comfortable and soothing travel to the customers.

Indian has a 24x7 all-India toll free number 1800 180 1407. This number is useful to know availability of seats, book tickets, get departure / arrival information, to know about marketing offers, tele check-in etc.

Indian website: www.indianairlines.in

Indian’s Holiday packages website: www.indianairlinespackages.com

About Bird Information Systems Private Limited
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. The latest offering from the company is the state of the art airline inventory reservation system called AIRS. AIRS 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, 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 these competitive domains. 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 2,800 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

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