NEW YORK, NEW YORK and MIAMI, FLORIDA--(Marketwired - April 14, 2016) - Farelogix and Routehappy have teamed up to deliver an integrated platform that will enable airlines to more effectively and dynamically merchandise their flights, differentiated products, and offers across a variety of channels, and in every language and region.
The integration will offer airlines two next generation platforms in one. The initiative will integrate Farelogix FLX Merchandise - the industry leading solution for defining, creating and pricing airline merchandising offers - with the Routehappy Hub's superior technology for management and delivery of highly targeted rich content and airline marketing information. Following the integration, airlines will be able to create, price and deliver tailored, dynamic offers through multiple distribution channels, supported by rich UPAs (Universal Product Attributes) such as descriptive text, icons, photos, 360° virtual tours, videos, or links to more information. This integrated offering will enable airlines to not only take control of their product and differentiated offers, but present them across all channels in a more visually appealing and personalized way that enhances the flight shopping experience and ultimately boosts traveler loyalty and optimizes revenue per passenger.
"Routehappy and Farelogix both provide technology that enables airlines to shift away from the commoditized, one-size-fits-all approach that was commonplace in the airline industry prior to NDC," said Jim Davidson, CEO of Farelogix. "By integrating our technology, airlines will be able to create and deliver highly differentiated products and services that are visually showcased using unique attributes. Together, we are giving airlines greater control over their product merchandising through a single distribution path, while ensuring an enhanced shopping experience that is easier and more rewarding for travelers, regardless of the channels they use to book a flight."
"Successful merchandisers know that content is king. Relevant content that makes a practical and emotional connection with consumers maximizes conversion and yield. Integration of Farelogix and Routehappy's respective platforms will make each more useful to our mutual airline and distributor customers, in turn benefiting travelers who will receive more differentiated and compelling product offerings and related rich content," added Robert Albert, CEO at Routehappy.
Farelogix and Routehappy anticipate the delivery of integrated functionality that is standard on each of their technology platforms later this year.
Best Practices in Airline Merchandising and Digital Commerce
On April 20, 2016 Farelogix and Routehappy will be speaking at the "Best Practices in Airline Merchandising & Digital Commerce" Master Class presented by Farelogix. This event will kick off Airline Information's "10th Ancillary Merchandising Conference" in Barcelona, Spain. The conference is scheduled for April 21 and 22, 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.airlineinformation.org/upcoming-events2/332-10th-ancillary-merchandising-conference.html.
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 and travel companies. Farelogix is a privately held company with offices in Miami, Toronto, Dubai, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit farelogix.com.
Routehappy is the product differentiation platform for air travel, providing rich content, data and tools for airlines and distributors to differentiate and better monetize flight shopping. Routehappy's Scores & Amenities API provides flight scores worldwide, along with aircraft, seat, layout, entertainment, Wi-Fi, power, and fresh food amenities by flight. Routehappy Hub is a platform that helps airlines create, manage and deliver targeted product and fare attribute content, in a standard format called UPA (Universal Product Attribute), wherever flights are displayed. Routehappy is based in New York. For more information, visit routehappy.com.