SOURCE: LodgeX Airline Solutions

January 19, 2007 11:37 ET

ExpressJet Chooses LodgeX Airline Solutions Suite

ExpressJet Airlines Selects LodgeX Airline Solutions for 3rd Party Crew Lodging and Other Travel Management

MINNETONKA, MN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 19, 2007 -- LodgeX Airline Solutions announces the start of lodging services for ExpressJet Airlines. A product of LJK Companies, LodgeX Airline Solutions is a suite of lodging management services tailored to the airline industry (

Through implementation of the LodgeX Airline Solutions suite, airlines streamline their lodging management systems by seamlessly connecting their flight schedules with business processes to forecast lodging needs, reserve hotels, consolidate and audit billing and make adjustments due to schedule interruptions. Client airlines report reduced lodging expense in addition to reducing internal resources to manage and track their lodging needs and expenses.

"We have been providing crew lodging and other travel related services for twenty years now," said Todd Friesen, COO of LJK Companies. "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."

The LodgeX Airline Solutions suite has five main modules:

1. Crew LodgeX -- Forecasts and coordinates scheduled and unscheduled
   lodging needs.
2. Hotel LodgeX -- Sources and negotiates hotel rates.
3. Audit LodgeX -- Processes and audits hotel charges and consolidates
4. Tax LodgeX -- Recovers/avoids excess transient occupancy taxes.
5. Travel LodgeX -- Services Corporate, leisure and distressed traveler
With the LodgeX Airline Solutions suite, carriers can have a best-in-class lodging management process and reduce their costs.

"ExpressJet is implementing a diversification strategy for 69 of its 274 jets. ExpressJet is able to rely on the LodgeX Airline Solutions team to manage their lodging needs enables them to focus their time and staff on diversifying their business," says Rob Miller, Vice President Sales & Marketing of LodgeX Airline Solutions.

About LodgeX Airline Solutions:

LodgeX Airline Solutions ( 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. (, 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 ExpressJet Holdings

ExpressJet Holdings has strategic investments in the air transportation sector, including ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. and ExpressJet Services, LLC. ExpressJet Airlines operates a fleet of Embraer regional jets as Continental Express to 152 destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, provides third-party training through its Training Services division and offers charter services through its Corporate Aviation division. ExpressJet Services, LLC provides third-party repair services. The company is the sole stockholder of these subsidiaries and also invests in other entities that permit it to leverage the management experience, efficiencies and economies of scale present in its subsidiaries. For more information, visit

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