News Archive

Air Black Box Powers Flair Airlines' Ancillary Revenue Strategy

The company’s travel connection platform is helping Canada’s first Ultra-Low Cost Carrier quickly ramp up its booking and digital retailing capabilities...

Air Black Box Recognized as 2019 CIO 100 Award Winner

Air Black Box has been recognized as a recipient of a 2019 CIO 100 Award for an innovative and unique technology suite that simplifies the complexities of cross-selling...

Airlines have long helped each other sell tickets, using pragmatic arrangements called interline agreements and strategic marketing deals called codeshares....

Best for Airline Reservation Technology 2019

I’m very pleased to announce that Air Black Box has won another award: Best Airline Reservation Technology for 2019...

Air Black Box Technology Powers World’s Largest Low-Cost Airline Alliance

MANCHESTER, U.K., 16 May, 2018 — Air Black Box’s patented technology now powers the world’s largest low-cost airline alliance in the world...

World Airways Working with Air Black Box on Booking Solution

The news is out: World Airways and Air Black Box are working together to provide the United States' first long-hau...

Our Esteemed Leader Appears on CAPA TV

Air Black Box co-founder and group head of product Timothy O-Neil Dunne discusses how the technology company has evolved...

Air Black Box Grows Bigger and Bolder - Adds Airport Functionality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SINGAPORE - 6 Nov., 2017 - Air Black Box is building on the successful launch of a software...

Jeju Air Invests in Air Black Box Pacific

SINGAPORE, 28 September, 2017 - Air Black Box Asia Pacific Pte Ltd welcomes Jeju Air Co Ltd of Korea as its newest inves...

Air Black Box Wins (Again) for Technology Innovation

CIO Celebrates Technology Innovation with 2017 CIO 100 & CIO Hall of Fame Award Winners 300+ C...

Bike sharing schemes - how to solve the final mile problem

I am a recreational cyclist. I am sure many other people are too. It's fun to find a nice place to ride, ...

A perspective on the United Airlines story

Like many people, I have watched with somewhat sad feelings the giant mess that has been United Airlines and Dr Dao's removal ...

Timothy O-Neil-Dunne Gives Keynote Address at UATP Airline Distribution Conference

HONG KONG - The co-founder of the company that allows airlines to connect quickly and cheaply and cooperate with each ot...

2017 predictions: Airline technology-s transformational year

What we have witnessed in 2016 was a clearing of some of the fog around the world of airlines and the technology ...

2017 predictions: A transformational year for airline distribution technology

What we have witnessed in 2016 was a clearing of some of the fog around airlines and the technology that powers them. ...

Feel strongly about airline distribution in the US?

If you feel strongly about airline distribution, you just got a lot more time to comment and make your feelings known to ...

Are GDSs fit for purpose? A checklist

In recent months we have seen several airlines ratchet up their rhetoric against the global distribution systems (GDSs), namely, Amadeus, Sabre, Travelport, ...

Asian Carriers, ANA and Cebu Pacific, Invest in UK's Air Black Box Unit

Philippines- Cebu Pacific (Cebu Air Inc), and Japan-s All Nippon Airways (ANA) Holdings have made undisclosed sum of inv...

Value Alliance plans for massive push as new investors come onboard

Dannon Har, Singapore, November 18, 2016 Two founding members of the Value Alliance - Vanilla Air under ANA Holdings, ...

ANA and CEB Join Air Black Box

This takes you directly to Orient Aviat...

Air Black Box Shakes up Airline Reservations

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, 13 Nov., 2016 - A Manchester-based company is on track to become a major technology provider...

GREAT NEWS! Air Black Box Wins CAPA Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Air Black Box Wins CAPA 2016 Innovation of the Year Award AMSTERDAM, 27 Oct. 2016 - Air Black Bo...

Air Black Box Wins 2016 WITovation Editor's Choice Award

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Delta-s outage is an airline industry wake-up call

A week ago, Delta Air Lines had a massive worldwide failure of its systems, due partly to a fire. The recent outages ...

5 rules for travel startups on choosing an advisor

Your choice of advisor is going to be critical in the early stages of your travel startup. There is a lot of ...

Airlines face difficult PSS decisions

The world of airline passenger service systems (PSS) is changing fast. Airlines of all shapes and sizes now face a much more ...

Aviation, distribution, and tech: Where 2015 took us

Dear Readers, Somehow you ended up here, reading my annual review. It must be a slow news day. In 2015, I spent ...

Pivotal moments in 2014 - when Sabre changed its tune over NDC

There was a subtle change at Sabre HQ during 2014 / from leading the battle against IATA's NDC to embracing it. Sabre went ...

Uber and Jetblue are leading a dumbing down of travel

This is the story of two brands in travel. One respected, one trying to get respect. One is Uber, the other is ...

Detente allows Iranian travel agents to use technology to be part of the world order

As part of sanctions largely led by the USA against Iran, the country has been in the dark for many years. Now ...

Time to rejoice? NDC has finally had its I-M HERE party

IATA has obviously used previous World Passenger Symposiums as a platform to advance the concept of its NDC (New Distribution Capability). But this ...

Lessons for travel - omni-channel shopping and the new digital consumer

Understanding the digital consumer from research outside of the travel industry is both relevant and timely. CapGemini one of the leading professional ...

Concur, SAP, data and the pivoting of corporate travel

The rumoured bidding war is over / Germany-based SAP emerged as the victor in the battle to acquire Concur. The deal for ...

How technology has replaced truth, trust and integrity

This is a piece I have wanted to write for a long time, not least because I have always been worried about ...

Time for a shake-up - why we should consider axing code share flights

Consumer expectation should be (and is in general) that if they buy a ticket on airline X then the same conditions apply ...

The economic need for change behind the (hoped for) NDC revolution

In part one of this two-part series on the progress of IATA's New Distribution Capability we looked at technology, process and enablement. ...

NDC - capable of its lofty ambitions or dead in the water?

New Distribution Capability gets tentative approval in the US but is it too little, too late and at what cost? NB: This is ...

Unravelling (some of) the complexities of airline pricing

Most travel agents take for granted that GDSs are accurate 100% of the time and rely on that accuracy in the issuance ...

Is travel ecommerce reaching a saturation point?

Travel ecommerce (online travel, digital travel / the terms often vary) has been on a roll for quite a while now. The ...

American Airlines points to a new movement in airline IT

Sabre and American Airlines have formally agreed to a deal whereby both US Airways and its sister carrier will use Sabre as ...

Reckon you know about dynamic pricing in travel? Think again

Last week, Delta had a „computer malfunction“ which resulted in fares being offered at some ridiculous prices. In some case tickets were available ...

Dear developers of mobile travel apps- Repent your sins!

I like to think I am not a luddite / but judging by the quality of mobile travel apps out there today, ...

Pretend for a moment that you are running IATA - what would you do about airline distribution?

In many quarters IATA is being demonized for promoting the very idea of a new distribution platform for airlines.