December 2022
Who we are  

Sutra, Inc. is the developer and ASP operator of the AirKiosk system, an integrated inventory, revenue and passenger management solution used by leading edge airlines around the world.

We are the technology and cost leader in new generation travel systems.

AirKiosk Systems  

The AirKiosk system is a total solution for travel vendor PSS needs.

The AirKiosk system has functions equal to those of legacy IBM TPF- and Unisys USAS-based mainframe reservations systems, with the added advantages of integrated eCommerce and Revenue Management applications.

The AirKiosk system is the foundation for the AirKiosk Travel Network, an alternate CRS which will allow AirKiosk system users to directly participate in global distribution without the expense of legacy GDS and network fees.

Consulting Services  

Custom consulting and development for hire are a secondary activity at Sutra. Over the years we have advised such companies as Sabre, Worldspan, Atraxis, ARINC and Perot Systems on new technologies and travel distribution strategies, and provided key development staff to companies such as Lufthansa Consulting and Korean Airlines.

Major Milestones  
1991  Sutra founded.
1993  Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
1994  Development of the world's first distributed client-server airline reservations system, for Shanghai Airlines and Stratus Computer.
1996  Development of the AirKiosk system begins.
1998  Beta installation of the AirKiosk system.
1999  Commercial installations of the AirKiosk system begin.
2001  AirKiosk system ASP-based service introduced.
2003  First implementation of the Calendar-based Low Fare Finder.
2006  First implementation of the XML API.
2012  First implementation of a realtime link to DHS for APIS messaging.
2017  AirKiosk system moved to Cloud Computing.
Ownership & Principals  

Sutra is a closely held private corporation. The company's principals are:

Novak Niketic Pesident. Novak is the architect and principal developer of the AirKiosk system. Novak has more than 30 years' experience in travel information technology and was one of the chief architects of the first global distribution system, Galileo.

Stephanie Niketic Executive Director. Before founding Sutra, Stephanie was the chief operating officer of the Yankee Group Research, Inc. Stephanie has 26 years' experience in technology market development and consulting.

Predrag Kos Associate and Consulting Partner. Predrag is a graduate of Belgrade University. He joined Sutra in 1993 as the Project Manager for the introduction of the Shanghai Airlines reservation system. He has continued with us over the years as an independent consultant, supporting consulting projects and deployments of the AirKiosk system. His specialty is USAS and DCS solutions.

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