SOURCE: LodgeX Airline Solutions

October 02, 2007 13:30 ET

LodgeX Airline Solutions Lands Atlantic Southeast Airlines Account

Travel Management Suite Selected to Streamline ASA's Crew Travel Management Program

MINNETONKA, MN--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - LodgeX Airline Solutions has been selected by Atlanta-based carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW), to provide a new lodging services management suite designed to streamline the airline's crew lodging program.

A product of LJK Companies, LodgeX Airline Solutions' lodging services management suite is tailored to the airline industry (www.LodgeX.com) and to ASA's crew management needs. The program will work by linking the airline's flight schedule and business processes with LodgeX Airline Solutions' travel management suite to accurately forecast lodging needs, reserve hotels, consolidate and audit billing and make reservation adjustments due to schedule interruptions. The system has been proven with other airline clients to reduce lodging expenses and require fewer internal resources to manage and track lodging needs and expenses.

"LodgeX Airline Solutions has been providing crew lodging and other travel-related services for 20 years now," said Rob Miller, Vice President - Sales & Marketing of LodgeX Airline Solutions. "Airlines are finding that it makes good business sense to leverage the enhancements we've made to our systems specifically to serve airline customers. Combining superior customer service with ever-increasing levels of automation enables LodgeX Airline Solutions to provide clients with a robust lodging and transportation solution."

According to ASA's Vice President of Flight Operations, Charlie Tutt, "Partnering with LodgeX Airline Solutions just makes good business sense for ASA. They have a proven track record of successfully managing crew lodging programs that are tailor-made to fit airlines' unique scheduling challenges while remaining cost effective."

About LodgeX Airline Solutions:

LodgeX Airline Solutions (www.LodgeX.com) is an outsourced lodging service specifically tailored to the needs of airline carriers. LodgeX Airline Solutions is a service brought to you by the LJK Companies, Inc. (www.ljkco.com), a leader in the travel management industry with clients and services targeted to railroads, transportation companies, retail merchandisers, corporate travel, sports teams and the military. LodgeX books 2.2 million hotel rooms a year for clients.

About Atlantic Southeast Airlines

Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., operates more than 800 flights each day to 141 airports in 34 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Mexico and Turks & Caicos. Under the SkyWest, Inc. umbrella, ASA and SkyWest Airlines form the world's largest regional airline alliance. Founded in 1979, ASA has operated as a Delta Connection carrier since 1984. The airline operates a fleet of 159 aircraft and employs more than 4,300 aviation professionals across its route system. For more information, visit www.flyasa.com.

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