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Swoop, WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), announced on Oct. 18 that it has selected Navitaire as its reservation system.
Navitaire is globally-recognized as the go-to reservation and retailing system for ULCCs around the world.
“Swoop is here to provide low fares for the price-sensitive traveller, and our partnership with Navitaire will help Swoop create the low-cost structure and ancillary capabilities needed to ensure our success,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet executive vice-president of strategy.
“Navitaire offers an easy-to-use reservation system allowing the complete unbundling of products and services as well as enabling digital self-service. We are giving the power to the customer to decide what they want to pay for and what they don’t–making the airline a truly affordable option for Canadians.”
“We are delighted Swoop has selected Navitaire as its reservation platform,” said David P. Evans, Navitaire chief executive officer.
“Navitaire is the leader in reservation and ancillary revenue-generating systems for the world’s largest and most successful ultra-low-cost carriers. We are impressed with the team Swoop has assembled, [as well as] its business model and market plans. Together, Navitaire and Swoop are a good fit, sharing DNA focused on combining advanced retailing with a digital-first–proven platform to help create an innovative, customer-centric business. We’re looking forward to watching Swoop’s success and future growth as they take the ULCC model to new heights,” Evans added.