Unisys and Cathay Pacific Extend Passenger and Cargo Relationship

Dépèche transmise le 29 avril 2009 par Business Wire

Unisys and Cathay Pacific Extend Passenger and Cargo Relationship

Unisys and Cathay Pacific Extend Passenger and Cargo Relationship

HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) today announced that Cathay Pacific has extended its license agreement with Unisys Australia for the Unisys Passenger Service System and Logistics Management System solutions through 2012.

The Passenger Service System suite of applications enable Cathay Pacific to generate flight schedules, display seat availability, manage flight inventory, record passenger bookings, and handle passenger check-in and departures at airports across its network. The Logistics Management System suite of cargo applications enable Cathay Pacific to manage its cargo operations including inventory control, bookings, warehouse operations and customs interfaces across its world-wide network. Both applications are fully hosted by Unisys.

Cathay Pacific has used Unisys Passenger Service System since 1981 and Logistics Management System since 1987.

“The Unisys passenger and logistics solutions are mission critical applications. In today’s competitive aviation market and business environment, it is important to work with a partner like Unisys who understands our industry, the nature of our changing business and the need for system reliability and uptime to service our customers. The system availability provided by Unisys has exceeded our requirements,” said W Y Chow, manager, IT Operations, Cathay Pacific.

“Unisys has a long-standing relationship with Cathay Pacific spanning almost 30 years providing key airline passenger and logistics application software, hardware platforms, and data centre outsourcing services. This has allowed Unisys to build intimate knowledge of Cathay Pacific’s business so that together we can develop the best and most flexible solutions to align technology with their business goals,” Andrew Barkla, vice president and general manager, Unisys Asia Pacific said.

With more than 45 years experience providing solutions to the aviation industry, Unisys has built a strong reputation for delivering services, solutions and technologies designed to meet the specific needs of the airlines, airports and related agencies. More than 35 percent of world’s air cargo and 34 percent of passengers are processed by Unisys solutions while 19 of the top 25 airlines – and over 200 worldwide – rely on Unisys solutions. Asia Pacific aviation industry clients include Beijing Capital International Airport and Guangzhou International Baiyun Airport in China, Delhi International Airport Ltd in India and TravelSky Technologies Ltd, the sole domestic provider of information technology solutions for China’s air travel and tourism industry.

About Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways is a Hong Kong-based airline offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to 115 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of 122 wide-body aircraft. The company is a member of the Swire group and is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Dragonair is a wholly owned subsidiary and Cathay Pacific also has a 60% stake in AHK Air Hong Kong Ltd, an all-cargo carrier operating regional express freight services. Cathay Pacific has made substantial investments to develop Hong Kong as one of the world's leading global transportation hubs. The airline is a founder member of the oneworld global alliance.

About Unisys Asia Pacific

Unisys helps clients with solutions for more secure business operations by aligning technology with business strategy. Drawing on a history of industry innovation and expertise, Unisys provides specialised services, delivered by trusted consultants. In Asia Pacific, Unisys delivers services and solutions through subsidiaries in New Zealand, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand and through distributors or resellers in other countries in the region. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.

About Unisys

Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With more than 28,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.

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