Trivandrum, India, 27 July 2009: Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA), a start-up Japanese domestic airline promoted by the Suzuyo Group, has chosen IBS’ iFly Res, to manage its inventory and reservation system. The system went live on 1 June 2009. Through a five year contract, IBS’ solution will support FDA to manage passenger reservations, inventory control, fares and departure control functions. iFly Res is a constituent product that forms part of the iFly solution suite for airline passenger services. Till date, 18 airlines are committed to using products that make up this solution suite. iFly Res is a comprehensive customer sales and service solution, built on new-generation technology, providing ample capabilities in shopping, pricing, inventory control and web check-in to help airlines best serve their customers through every point of their journey.

Fuji Dream Airlines was incorporated in June 2008 to be the Suzuyo Group’s flight service arm. FDA will launch domestic operations in July 2009, with Mt. Fuji Shizuoka airport in central Japan as its base. The Suzuyo Group, established in 1801, is a diversified business group with over 100 companies engaged in trading, commercial distribution, construction, food, information, regional development and airline business.

On the occasion V K Mathews, Chairman and CEO, IBS Group said “Our software solutions were always looked upon by established global players in the airline industry as a preferred substitute to their legacy systems. But for a brand-new airline like FDA to have chosen IBS from its first day of operation is very gratifying. This is a significant entry for our passenger reservation system given the highly competitive and demanding nature of the Japanese market”,

About iFly Res:

iFly Res is an integrated, multi-hosting system that addresses passenger reservations, inventory control and fares & ticketing, of commercial airlines. The functional coverage and packaging of the product is such that it supports the needs of all airlines, from sophisticated full service carriers to low cost operators. iFly Res is designed to help airlines improve economies, enhance service quality, and improve revenues and profitability whilst actually reducing the cost of ownership of the system. The object oriented, component architecture of iFly Res makes it scalable and easily customizable to suit the diverse business needs of airlines. Technologically, iFly Res marks the beginning of a new era of opportunities for airlines' passenger services business that will help airlines migrate from the decades old legacy paradigm.

About Fuji Dream Airlines

Fuji Dream Airlines is a new airline based at Shizuoka Airport that will commence operations in 2009 offering unique service, with domestic flights within Japan. It will fly modern 76 seater Embraer 170 aircraft. The airline has plans to operate on international routes soon.