GuestLogix Inc.

GuestLogix Inc.
Inflight Sales Group

Inflight Sales Group

May 18, 2010 08:51 ET

GuestLogix Partners With Airline Retail Concessionaire, Inflight Sales Group, to Help Asia Pacific Airlines Grow Ancillary Revenues and Enhance Service

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) - GuestLogix, Inc. (TSX:GXI) the leading global provider of onboard store technology to the airline industry, today announced that it has partnered with the pioneer of airline concession operations, Inflight Sales Group ("ISG") based in Hong Kong. ISG supplies the inflight retail business for 15 airlines around the world including Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragon Air and Bangkok Airways as well as the mainland China group of carriers.

The two companies are aligning synergies to introduce GuestLogix' onboard retail technology and OnTouch™ merchandising platform to customers in the Asia Pacific region. ISG is the largest third-party onboard duty free service provider in the region. Asia Pacific represents the largest onboard sales of any geographic market in the world. The agreement represents the first for GuestLogix with a leading concessionaire in the airline duty free business.

ISG Managing Director Tony Detter said, "GuestLogix provides us a proven, state-of-the-art, payment industry compliant, retail technology platform that has been adopted by most of the leading western carriers. We look forward to working with GuestLogix to better serve our partners in Asia so that they can enhance their existing onboard retail operations, as well as introduce new products and services through OnTouch™ to enhance their passengers' experience while driving new ancillary revenues."

Today, the Asia Pacific airline market represents approximately US $10 billion in annual onboard duty free sales. It is anticipated that more operators in the region, whether network or low cost carriers, will upgrade their onboard retail systems, promote the use of credit cards, and provide new offerings onboard. On an operating basis, the GuestLogix solution will allow airlines to better manage inventory, undertake more effective promotions, and reduce fraud and shrinkage.

"ISG pioneered the onboard duty free retail category and it's once again spearheading the evolution of this business with customers to reflect their growing interest in onboard shopping and more, complete with destination-based delivery of onboard sales," said Tom Douramakos, President and CEO of GuestLogix. "Key to this evolution is our onboard store technology that can support any onboard retail model, no matter the transaction and fulfillment requirements. Our complementary and combined strengths will work to deliver highly effective solutions for airlines."

GuestLogix onboard retail technology provides ISG with point-of-sale (POS) handheld devices to accept cash, card payments and also software to manage: promotions, sales, cash, payment processing, and inventory. ISG airline partners can also take advantage of the GuestLogix platform to launch OnTouch™ offerings inside the cabin to help their passengers get more out of their trip. OnTouch™ is a branded onboard store that passengers can access from their seats to purchase products and services while in-flight to be consumed later on the ground.

The ISG signing, which follows GuestLogix' recent channel partnering with in-flight caterer Alpha Flight Services in Australia, serves to accelerate the Company's market expansion in Asia Pacific. "Our growing channel relationships and the addition of our recent CUP and PBOC credit card processing certifications are quickly developing the necessary inroads to establishing a meaningful platform footprint this year," added Mr. Douramakos.

About Inflight Sales Group

Inflight Sales Group is the pioneer of airline concession operations, management and marketing, with 20 years of airline duty free concession management experience. Inflight Sales Group's predecessor was formed by Jean-Marcel Rouff in 1982 to supply amenity kits and as an exclusive distributor of duty free products from the leading suppliers to airlines in Asia and North and South America. Today ISG remains the leading concessionaire in the airline duty free business, with a strong customer base in Asia, North Africa and the Americas. The ISG team is fully dedicated to its customers and offers its experience, skills and performance to better serve its partners. More information is available at

About GuestLogix

GuestLogix is the leading global provider of onboard store technology which helps airlines build and manage onboard retail operations tailored to their needs and their passengers. Serving 35% of the global airline passenger traffic, GuestLogix has become a trusted partner to airlines around the world. The Company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and maintains sales and client support facilities in the US, UK, Singapore, and S. Korea. GuestLogix is publicly traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange (Symbol: GXI). More information is available at

About OnTouch

OnTouch is GuestLogix' branded onboard store platform and proprietary roll-out methodology that helps airlines create and control an onboard consumer marketplace through the sale of destination-based, travel relevant products and services. OnTouch allows carriers to get started quickly with new onboard sales to passengers in-flight and elsewhere and enables content providers to easily serve a critical mass of travel consumers who are seeking to get more out of their trip. More information is available at

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