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|January 15, 2014|
EVA Air Selects Abacus For Its First Automated Chinese Language Fare Feeds
|EVA Air has appointed Abacus, Asia Pacific's leading travel technology provider to act as the translation platform for Airline Tariff Publishing Company (ATPCO) fare data in Taiwan, supplying content to the carrier's retail distribution grid. |
Abacus is automating all fare sheets nationwide, presenting rules in native Mandarin. Eliminating the need for future manual fare maintenance, the technology delivers savings to EVA and its subsidiary UNI Air, as well as productivity gains to its powerful network of travel agency outlets.
"We are delighted to be introducing this new automated service for the benefit of our core resellers in Taiwan," explained Albert Liao, Senior Vice-President of EVA Air. "We chose Abacus to ensure we deliver the best possible user experience to agents shopping for fares. This latest innovation makes it much easier to compare the available options."
Extracting ATPCO fare data from EVA and UNI Air, Abacus is integrating it with online travel agents directly. For those offline, the translated rule returns for ATPCO fare search results are embedded in the Abacus user interfaces.
Ho Hoong Mau, Head of Airline Distribution for Abacus added, "Access to translated content from universal filing sources like ATPCO is essential to the expansion of Asian aviation markets. We are therefore proud to have supplied the first automated fares and rules digitally in Chinese formats across Taiwan, breaking new ground with this prestigious airline."
EVA Air, a Star Alliance member, currently flies to 60 cities around the world, including dozens of destinations in China.