November 5, 2006
|Europe’s Only Scheduled Seaplane Operator Announces New Systems, Expansion Plans at World Travel Market in London|
AirSea Lines is launching a redesigned website, one of several expansion initiatives, at the World Travel Market Exhibition in London (November 6-9, 2006). The new website introduction includes demonstrations of online reservations powered by the AirKiosk system.
The AirKiosk solution “provides the company with a state-of-the-art reservation system capable of meeting our needs now and well into the future,” AirSea Lines says. “In addition to reservations the system generates passenger and operations data critical to the revenue management and scheduling programs operated by the company.”
AirSea Lines is implementing the AirKiosk system for inventory, distribution and passenger management, as it steps up the use of its website as a primary sales, marketing and communications tool for both consumers and the travel trade.
The only scheduled service seaplane operator in Europe, AirSea Lines flies to nine destinations in Greece and Italy, and plans to expand operations with services to the UK in the near future.
AirSea Lines will make an historic landing on the River Thames on Tuesday, as it flies one of its DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft into London for demonstrations. “The landing is a nostalgic reminder of the golden age of travel,” AirSea Lines says. “Before the Second World War seaplanes regularly used the Thames for flights to Egypt and India.”
AirSea Lines is a Canadian-owned company founded in 2003 by Mike Patellis and Steve Earle, the airline’s CEO. Greg McDougal, owner of the largest scheduled service seaplane operator in the world, Harbour Air of Canada, is an investor.
AirSea Lines International (Canada) Limited