Airlines Technology, is an IT solution provider, working closely on International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s affiliated NDC initiative which was founded on 30th June 2015 by Smriti Kumar, Varun Bansal and Paras Kumar.
About 75% of travel bookings today are done on travel agent portals. On portals, traveller can see only fare and schedule (what time flight will leave and what time it will reach). This leaves huge gap where airlines can’t sell their other onboard services like meal, preferred sitting, lounge access, on board special services like wine, entertainment of choice. Some are basic necessities like wheel chair, porter etc.
With NDC, end consumer will be able to shop and chose what he wants directly on travel portal. This will lead to great travel experience/planning and revenue for airlines. AT will aggregate this rich content between airlines, third party vendors and travel portals and they also help them to create their existing legacy systems to be NDC compliant.
Airlines Technology achieved NDC Level-3 capable certification from IATA in April 2016. Now, they are part of Amadeus next community and they got funded by travel startups incubator, a travel start-up investment and advisory firm.
Varun Bansal, Director, Airlines Technology (AT) is a passionate entrepreneur, investor and well known in wealth management circle. He is managing all business operations of Airlines Technology. Varun Bansal is also a financial service professional with over 13 years of experience in the industry.
Smriti Kumar has 13yrs of rich experience in managing cross-functional and multi geographical IT programs in some of the top companies- HCL Technologies, Sopra Steria(Formerly Xansa) and Aon Hewitt. A business leader with proven track record of successfully leading large engagements with global clients in variety of technologies and multiple domains like content management, HR & Payroll, telecom etc.
Paras Kumar vision, drive and ambition has led Airlines Technology from concept to reality. Over the past 1 and half years, Paras has been dedicated to understanding the ecosystem of the airlines industry in order to develop the business from the ground up. Paras has his MCA, and with over 9 years of high-level IT experience leading teams in data warehousing, data architecture, programming, and business intelligence, and combined with his strengths in client engagement.