ANA and Nihon Unisys Migrate Japan's Largest Airline's Passenger Sales and
Services Applications to Unisys AirCore Solution
Successful migration of mission-critical system to open standards platform
takes just four and a half hours, with no impact on flight operations or
BLUE BELL, Pa., July 3, 2013
BLUE BELL, Pa., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS)
today announced that All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd (ANA) has successfully
migrated its mission-critical passenger sales and service (PSS) applications
for domestic flights which are based on Unisys' next-generation Airline Core
Systems Solutions (AirCore).
ANA is the eighth largest airline in the world by revenues (2011) and the
largest in Japan by passenger numbers (2011). An award winning airline, ANA
was named 2013 'Airline of the Year' by Air Transport World and was recently
awarded the SKYTRAX 5-Star rating in recognition of the airline being at the
forefront of product and service delivery.
Working with Japanese IT solutions provider Nihon Unisys, Limited (NUL), ANA
migrated its core business systems for booking, ticketing and boarding, to its
new systems based on Unisys AirCore in February 2013. The Unisys AirCore
solution, which is based on open industry standards, replaces the airline's
previous proprietary domestic passenger system that had operated for 34 years.
"AirCore's open system provides ANA with the flexibility to offer new services
and more convenient booking and boarding procedures to customers, while
reducing the total cost of ownership," said Takanori Yukishige, Senior Vice
President, Innovation and IT Strategy, ANA.
The Unisys AirCore solution is designed to help airlines offer customers
innovative new services in response to customer's changing needs and
preferences. Built as a modular suite of next-generation applications
engineered in the Java programming language, the Unisys AirCore solution
provides an open standards environment that enables an airline to choose the
alliances, partnerships and distribution channels that best suit its own
Despite the magnitude of moving the airline's mission-critical systems from
one platform to another, ANA and Nihon Unisys completed the migration to the
new system in just four and half hours. Importantly, ANA flight operations
continued as usual during the migration so that services to ANA's customers
were not disrupted.
"Unisys AirCore is the only operational next-generation passenger system for
reservations and departure control that is based on open technology and
industry standards, allowing airlines to more easily add new applications and
integrate with other systems to make them more customer-centric and
competitive," said Olivier Houri, President Global Transportation, Unisys. "We
believe Unisys AirCore represents the platform of the future for airline
passenger sales and services, giving our clients autonomy, flexibility and
distribution control, in line with IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC)
Unisys has more than 45 years experience providing advanced, mission-critical
IT solutions to the aviation industry. Fifteen of the top 25 airlines – and
more than 200 worldwide – rely on Unisys solutions. Asia Pacific aviation
industry clients include Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Qantas and Vietnam
Airlines as well as TravelSky, Beijing Capital International Airport,
Guangzhou International Baiyun Airport and Chengdu Airport in China and Delhi
International Airport Ltd in India.
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