MIAMI, FLORIDA--(Marketwired - April 12, 2013) - Farelogix today announces that it has appointed Bonnie Lowell to the role of Lead Schema Architect. Ms. Lowell, a leading technology and travel industry distribution expert, will take chief responsibility for maintaining and enhancing the Farelogix XML schema including continued support for IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) Standard. She will also represent the company in various IATA NDC industry working groups.
"Adding Bonnie to the team, especially at this time, is not only advantageous and relevant for us with our strong commitment to the Farelogix Airline Commerce Gateway that supports modernized airline retail and distribution, but will also directly benefit our airline customers as they prepare to adopt the new IATA NDC XML standard," said Farelogix President and CEO Jim Davidson. "Bonnie's background as a leading travel XML schema architect, her industry expertise, and her extensive familiarity with IATA NDC were important considerations for Farelogix as we continue to raise the bar in terms of innovation and delivery of technologies that enable airlines to have full control over their product offers."
"Farelogix is the market leader in modernized airline commerce and distribution, and I'm honored and delighted to be a part of their team," says Ms. Lowell. "I look forward to working with the company's dedicated employees as they continue to focus on providing the airline industry with innovative products that provide rich, personalized experiences to travelers all around the world."
Prior to joining Farelogix, Lowell was Chief Architect for OpenTravel, a provider of interoperable open standards for multiple travel segments, including air, hotel and car rental. Lowell joined OpenTravel in 2009 where she introduced three new travel segments into the schema portfolio and led the company's "2.0 Initiative", focused on shifting the company's existing standards from monolithic-style XML messages to model driven, object-based schema designed to work natively in enterprise applications and architecture.
Ms. Lowell will be on hand at an exclusive airline event taking place next week in Miami - Delivering on NDC: A Technology Symposium - where Farelogix will showcase its Airline Commerce Gateway, including direct connect and merchandising components that support traveler-authenticated shopping in full alignment with IATA's new standard.
Farelogix is a leading provider of lower-cost, high value distribution and merchandising technology to the global travel industry. Farelogix counts among its customers several of the world's leading airlines travel companies in the world. Farelogix is a privately held company with offices in Miami, Florida and Toronto, Canada. For additional information, visit www.farelogix.com.