Southwest Airlines Goes Live On AirIT EASE™ Virtualized Shared Use Platform At Branson Airport
March 19, 2013, Orlando, FL – AirIT announces the implementation and integration of its shared use system, EASE™ (Extended Airline System Environment), for Southwest Airlines at Branson Airport (BKG).
Southwest Airlines is now operational and the airport is handling their passenger processing demands on AirIT’s EASE™ virtualized platform. EASE™ is a cornerstone of AirIT’s passenger processing systems platform which allows airlines to extend their applications onto the airport’s shared network environment.
Betros Wakim, AirIT President and CEO states, “Airports that perform the necessary due diligence on common use options quickly realize that airlines have an overwhelming preference to use their own software, not some feature-limited variant that previously was the norm in legacy common-use systems. In Branson, we are extremely pleased to facilitate the technology interface that allows Southwest Airlines to operate and enhance service options to this growing vacation destination.”
“The Branson Airport is thrilled about Southwest Airlines’ arrival in Branson, Missouri. Southwest will be bringing low fares, great customer service, and red-bellied 737s to Branson. We are looking forward to serving the community and offering more new destinations to Branson customers. Southwest has the ability to bring in passengers that never had the ability to fly to Branson in the past,” said Jeff Bourk, Executive Director of Branson Airport.
AirIT’s EASE™ platform can be implemented at any airport, regardless of size, at a cost far below that of traditional common use systems. EASE™ is currently operational at 26 airports in North America. AirIT’s EASE™ was deployed in Branson Airport in 2009 along with its Airport Operational Database, Resource Management System, Flight Information Display System, Common Use Self Service kiosks, and PROPworks® Property and Revenue Management System.
About Branson Airport
Known for the unique airport experience and unparalleled customer service, Branson Airport LLC is the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the United States. Branson Airport is currently serviced by AirTran Airways, Frontier Airlines, Branson AirExpress, and most currently Southwest Airlines; allowing passengers the ability to access over 100 destinations all on low cost carriers. For more information visit www.FlyBranson.com or call toll free:
AirIT is an information technology firm based in Orlando, FL. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions enable airports and airlines to better utilize and manage resources, enhance the passenger experience, reduce costs, and optimize revenue generation. Our airport operational, passenger processing, and revenue management platforms deliver enterprise-class business intelligence solutions and are the most innovative in the air transport marketplace. AirIT solutions are operational in 30 of the top 50 airports in North America, and as a testament to their scalability, these solutions are at home in another 100 airports and at 60 airlines worldwide.