Alternative Airlines upgrades its core booking technology

Published: 18 Dec 2007

The new technology will offer more powerful flight availability searches, new payment options, improved data security, integration with even more airline systems, and a more reliable and user-friendly booking process.

The new booking engine is provided by Frankfurt-based, Ypsilon.Net AG, a provider of Internet travel technology.

Alternative Airlines' Managing Director John Pope, said: "2007 has been a great year, but we are very aware of the challenges ahead. To keep growing in a very dynamic market our core booking technology has got to keep pace with the increasing expectations of the online customer. In the future, our goal is make every airline in the world available for booking through our website, including traditional "full service" and low-cost "no frills" carriers."

"Alternative Airlines is not a comparison site that simply refers customers to another site to make their booking. We aim to provide real-time flight availability that can be booked instantly on our website at competitive prices, billed in Pounds Sterling."

Sue Stempt of AG said the company has an established UK office which is working closely with Alternative Airlines to develop their unique approach to the online retailing of airline seats.

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