STOCKHOLM, Sweden and TORONTO, Canada, January 29 /PRNewswire/ --
- GuestLogix Allows Passengers on Thirty-Minute Flights to Benefit From its On-Board Full Retail Service Capability
The Skyways Group today entered into a multi-year agreement with Canadian company GuestLogix (TSX-V:GXI), for the provision of their Mobile Virtual Store(TM) on-board technology, that includes wireless POS devices and application service to assist Skyways' attendants with on-board sales transactions and enhance Skyways' in-flight service. The deal was secured in co-operation with Klarago AB, a Swedish airline caterer and wholly owned subsidiary of the Compass Group Plc (LSE:CPG.L).
The new technology will be fully deployed across Skyways' aircraft by the end of this month to allow a full buy-on-board service, even on Skyways' short-haul flights lasting thirty minutes. The GuestLogix solution allows Skyways to offer food, beverages and gifts and accept cash in multiple currencies or credit card payments. GuestLogix' unique technology and attendant interface are particularly suited for short flights which are often difficult to fully service. During 2006, Skyways served 850,000 passengers on 18 domestic and 3 international routes.
Commenting on the deal, Klarago's Managing Director, Pontus Akesson said:
"Today's agreement will mean Skyways can secure additional profitable revenues while elevating our on-board service. The Mobile Virtual Store(TM) from GuestLogix enables the launch of innovative new products and services to create a rewarding passenger experience."
Tom Douramakos, President and CEO of GuestLogix said:
"We look forward to growing Skyways' on-board retail experience through a variety of new products and services. Passengers on short-haul flights frequently receive less service because of time constraints. Our Mobile Virtual Store(TM) aims to change this experience completely."
GuestLogix is a leading provider of on-board retail technology and solutions to the passenger travel industry. The world's leading airline brands, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines and Ryanair rely on GuestLogix to serve their passengers everyday. GuestLogix is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto (Symbol GXI). For more information please visit http://www.guestlogix.com.
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