Posted February 23, 2017
Orlando, FL, February 23, 2017 – Radixx International, an industry-leader in providing custom tailored airline reservation, distribution and merchandizing systems, recently announced that it has been selected to provide the passenger service system for start-up carrier Air Belgium, who will be offering direct flights between Belgium and Asia starting in the second half of 2017.
Air Belgium, headquartered near Brussels, is preparing to launch and run scheduled service via long-haul flights to Asia across three passenger categories – economy, business and premium – to cater to the needs of both leisure and business travelers. The carrier is planning a summer go-live, with initial flights running between Belgium and China. The routes will be serviced with an initial fleet of four A340-313s, which will ultimately grow its fleet over the next 5 years with additional aircraft. Both Airbus and Boeing products are being evaluated and considered at this stage.
As a start-up airline, Air Belgium was looking for an affordable solution capable of both meeting expectations at inception as well as supporting growth plans beyond the first three years of operation. Radixx was chosen as Air Belgium’s partner for a multitude of reasons. The carrier noted Radixx’ end-to-end PSS solution that satisfied all of their critical requirements– reasonable cost, a fully hosted and managed SaaS offering, complete system integration between modules and Internet Booking Engines, and easy API connectivity.
Olivier Corvilain, Chief Digital Officer at Air Belgium declares:
“Our passengers should be able to buy airline tickets in a smooth and easy way. The process must be as efficient as possible for our administrative teams as well, so they can remained focused on the highest customer satisfaction. Radixx offers a reliable, economical and scalable solution to help Air Belgium achieve its short and long term goals. We’re delighted that, starting this spring, our future Belgian and Asian passengers will be booking their tickets using this solution.”
Ron Peri, Radixx International CEO, comments that
“Radixx is thrilled to begin working with Air Belgium, who possesses a clear vision of what’s necessary for their initial and sustained growth and success. They will be offering extremely competitive options for travelers on under-serviced routes between Europe and Asia and are poised to be leaders in fostering travel on these important routes.”
About Radixx International: Radixx International, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is now delivering its sixth-generation passenger service system, Galaxy PSS. Galaxy is the first fully web-native PSS system and can be deployed in any public or private data center. It has been certified to operate from the smallest cloud network to the largest mainframe environments. Galaxy provides a customizable, complete enterprise system that caters to the needs of hybrid, low-cost and traditional airlines, including support for interlining, code sharing and distribution through GDS. Founded in 1993 and now hosting 50 airlines on six continents, Radixx’ fully integrated, cloud-based solutions support all airline business models. Radixx recently partnered with TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm. For more information, visit www.radixx.com.
About Air Belgium: Air Belgium is a Belgian start-up airline for long-haul flights and will offer direct flights between Belgium and Asia starting as of the second half of 2017. Air Belgium will have an available starting capital of 20 million euros, spread over Belgian and European majority shareholders and Asian minority shareholders. The company is headquartered in Mont-Saint-Guibert in Belgium.