Hitit CS is the shining star in Africa: Seven new airlines in two years
ISTANBUL - Hitit CS had a strong presence at Aviation Festival Africa 2017. During the conference Hitit CS made two presentations about future airline distribution and passenger service trends. Hitit CS has a proven track record for serving African airlines. Recent customer gains of Hitit in Africa were Air Tanzania, Precision Air, Nouvelair, Tunisie and Air Namibia. Today over 70,000 travel agencies worldwide are using Hitit’s distribution system and more than 50 billion flight queries are being processed each year. In 2016 Hitit’s reservation system counted more than 55.5 million passenger bookings.
In 2016 and 2017 Hitit CS, the IT provider from Turkey has convinced seven African airlines to benefit from its innovative airline solutions. Among these new customers were Air Namibia, Air Tanzania, Precision Air and Nouvel Air. Hitit CS has planned to strengthen its efforts in Africa. One step is the sponsorship of Aviation Festival Africa 2017 in Johannesburg. The company has been represented with high level Hitit professionals from marketing, sales, account services, IT and operations departmants.
Hitit’s speakers include Semra Kandemir who addressed about “Airline Distribution in the Uber Age”. Kandemir, graduating with a degree in Engineering in Electronics worked for Turkish Airlines between 1992 and 2009. In 2009 she joined the construction team of the Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul and in 2013 she moved to Hitit CS as IT Director. The other speaker, Emir Esici made a presentation about modern PSS components which consist of passenger service system, reservation & passenger services, internet booking engine, allotment manager, loyalty layer, departure control system and customer care layer. Esici has worked in aviation industry for eleven years at several departments and positions. During his professional life, he served in Gulf Air, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Qatar Airways. Now he continues his aviation career in Hitit CS as the Account Service Manager.
Nur Gokman, CEO of Hitit said: “Africa plays a significant role for our community as we are working with airlines from several countries on the continent. Participating in the festival is a perfect opportunity to display our solutions to this dynamic market”.
Aviation Festival Africa is the leading aviation conference on the continent. The two-day-event has been held from 13 until 14 June 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg (South Africa). The festival has been hosting over 2000 attendees, 40 conference speakers, 300 conference delegates and 30 exhibition booths, in addition over 200 airlines and airports have been presented.