Yemen Airways goes live with online booking
Source: BI-ME , Author: BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue March 23, 2010 5:16 pm

YEMEN. Yemen Airways, the National carrier of the Republic of Yemen, has announced that online booking is now available to its passengers.

The service provided by aviation IT specialist SITA, will make booking flights easier for domestic and international passengers.

Captain Abdulkhalik Alkadi, Chairman of the Board of Yemen Airways, at the official launch of IBE today, said: "This is an exciting time for our airline.

Being able to provide self-service booking to our passengers is great progress. It makes the booking process easier and also will also save us significant costs.

"Passengers booking their tickets online using the new SITA E-Commerce Platform effectively will bypass the traditional global distribution systems (GDSs) and that will save us significant fees.

Our hope is to have 8% to 20% of our total sales made on our website which could result in up to US$400,000 savings. We expect this to be higher in 2011 and subsequent years."

Mustafa Odetallah, Senior Director Sales, SITA Middle East and North Africa said: "The level of online booking is rising worldwide.

According to the latest SITA IT Trends Survey, 27% of bookings are made online and expectations are for further growth to over 40% by 2012.

"This indicates that Yemen Airlines will see adoption rates for their online booking increase particularly as internet availability rises in Yemen."

This service is a continuation of the investment Yemen Airways is making with SITA in world class technology to provide services for its passengers and have the added benefit of improving the cost efficiency of the airline.

For more information, please visit www.yemenia.com.

 

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The minutes basically unofficially confirmed that there are only the slimmest of chances for a US interest rate increase next month.
date:Posted: May 21, 2015
UAE. New study conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the social enterprise C3 reveals the impact of CSR programs on UAE residents; Around three-quarters of residents are more likely to purchase from companies that actively contribute to the community.
date:Posted: May 20, 2015
UAE. According to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group, 33% of consumers would rather accept a 20% reduction in salary than give up their mobile phone; SME mobile leaders in emerging markets are leapfrogging older generations of technology still widely used in developed markets.
dhgate