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Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016
Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, announced today that Talma, Peru’s largest ground handling company, has become the latest airport services company, and the first in Latin America, to adopt Travelport’s iPort Load Control Suite.
iPort is the most efficient and flexible departure control system (DCS) technology currently available. Over 45 airlines and ground handling companies, at more than 160 airports worldwide, have chosen Travelport’s iPort DCS. Developed in collaboration with airport handling system leader, Res2, iPort is a web-based application which delivers commercial and operational advantages to both airlines and ground handlers by streamlining departure operations, centralizing load control, and improving the traveler experience at the airport.
Lima-based Talma, operating airport services at Peru’s 19 main airports, processed more than 100,000 flights, and moved over 190,000 metric tons of airfreight in 2015. As Latin America’s first company to adopt iPort, Talma is uniquely positioned to take advantage of iPort’s web-based DCS technology.
Built on agile, thin client architecture, iPort deploys rapidly and is cost-effective to maintain. Companies using iPort can handle multiple airlines simultaneously, connecting airlines and ground handlers to one central system. iPort helps ground handlers reduce IT costs and increase airport adoption and acceptance. Compatible with any passenger service system (PSS), iPort not only streamlines IT processes for airlines, but also provides passengers with a convenient self-serve check-in process through all channels, on-site and online. iPort’s flexibility improves the customer experience and reduces airport congestion.
Dan Westbrook, Travelport’s Vice President and General Manager for Air Commerce Technologies, said:
“Having a regional and industry leader like Talma be the first to launch and adopt iPort’s DCS technology in the region is a clear endorsement of our iPort technology and the flexible solutions it provides to meet the unique needs of companies across the globe.”
Rodrigo Martins, VP Ground Handling Services of Talma, said:
“iPort offers impressive features that will help Talma lower costs, improve efficiencies, and increase revenues, allowing us to continue our commercial growth in Peru and in the region.”
Hans van Engelen, Res2’s Chief Executive Officer, added:
“Since iPort’s launch, ground handling companies around the world have quickly realized the tremendous value this powerful DCS solution offers the industry in cost savings and increased operational efficiencies.”