New strategic collaboration will accelerate innovation in air travel
ATPCO, the technology company that is the world’s primary source for airline retailing and pricing data, today announced it will use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to drive further innovation in flight shopping. The multi-year relationship will enable ATPCO to continue modernizing its applications to support faster, large-scale growth for airlines and partners while enabling new solutions to be built more rapidly.
ATPCO, which sits at the center of airline distribution, powers global flight shopping through its hosting of more than 289 million fares in its database for over 400 airlines. This pricing and retailing content serves as the foundation of global flight shopping results distributed through every major distribution channel.
ATPCO continues to see exponential growth in the types of content the industry needs to do business. It has to work with a fast-paced rate of change that is needed now, and in the future, to deliver enhanced airline retailing capabilities, which airlines, consumers, and the entire distribution ecosystem benefit from.
ATPCO is leading the digital transformation to deliver this change with its continued focus on enabling airlines with Dynamic Offer Creation capabilities and the Next Generation Storefront capabilities for consumers to find the products and services that best fit their needs. This new collaboration with AWS enables ATPCO to innovate faster, scale more efficiently, and deliver the emerging benefits of its Dynamic Offer Creation and Next Generation Storefront initiatives.
The 2020 Digital Transformation report showed that only 9% of travel and hospitality executives say their organizations have completed a cloud transformation. Moving to a cloud environment creates opportunity for more rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and ultimately, more flexible and agile capacity to deliver new capabilities to customers.
“Powering the future of flight shopping demands modern solutions, and this collaboration gets us closer to this vision significantly faster,” said John Murphy, Chief Information Officer at ATPCO. “ATPCO prides itself on our reliability to the industry with more than 99.9% availability, and moving to cloud-native solutions is the key to increasing our reliability beyond that. Working with AWS means ATPCO can drive more innovation, reduce technical debt, and free ourselves from the constraints of legacy systems and infrastructure.”
“ATPCO supplies pricing and shopping data that airlines, sales channels, travel agencies, and technology providers rely on to ensure every traveler has the most timely and accurate information. The company chose the scalability and availability of AWS to deliver the huge volumes of data to customers around the world with the utmost reliability and security,” said David Peller, Managing Director of Travel and Hospitality, at Amazon Web Services. “By migrating to AWS, ATPCO can more easily expand its global data footprint to EMEA and APAC, and accelerate the delivery of new and more innovative shopping experiences to customers around the world.”
The migration to AWS is already underway, and ATPCO is working towards its long-term vision for the travel industry, in which a better shopping experience for consumers is a reality.