Air New Zealand successfully implements iFly -IBS’ Staff Travel Solution

February 10, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Media News
Air New Zealand has successfully implemented iFly, IBS Software Services’ new generation solution for managing staff travel requirements of airlines. iFly is a new generation web-based business solution for managing all airline staff travel requirements. Air New Zealand, the launch customer for iFly, entered into an agreement with IBS for implementing iFly in September 2005.

Travel concessions are one of the most sought after benefits for airline staff. iFly handles both leisure travel and duty travel requirements of airline staff and supports generic interfaces to Airline Reservation systems, HR & Payroll systems. iFly facilitates a self serviced environment for staff to use concessions and make booking directly, conforming to all the travel regulations and entitlements.

The CIO of Air New Zealand Mr. Alastair Grigg said, “After a comprehensive evaluation process, we selected the IBS solution for staff travel because it meets both our technical and functional requirements and also due to IBS's experience as a solutions provider in the airline domain. Selecting the staff travel system was an important decision because this would be one of the few applications to be used by virtually every employee of the airline around the globe” He further added, “IBS provided a professional and very capable project team who demonstrated their ability to understand our unique business challenges and customise the iFly system to meet these”.

According to VK Mathews, CMD – IBS Group, “Air New Zealand is a strategic account for us in the Asia Pacific region and we are extremely pleased with this success. Staff travel automation is a niche area with potential for savings for the airline and we want to be market leaders in this segment. iFly helps airlines to reduce costs of staff travel management, at the same time improving employee productivity and internal service levels. The response from the airlines has been very encouraging and we will hear many more success stories on iFly implementations in the coming months. The product guarantees a well-established return on investment and payback period of less than twelve months.”

iFly helps in centralising the staff travel administration. The Rules Manager, which forms the heart of system, helps the airline to define its specific Staff Travel rules. Developed as a generic solution, iFly can fully accommodate any future changes to staff travel policies. The airline staff can create/change the bookings for their travel directly using web-based interfaces at their convenience.

About Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand Limited is an international and domestic airline group which provides air passenger and cargo transport services within New Zealand, as well as, to and from Australia, the South-West Pacific, Asia, Japan, North America and the United Kingdom. Together with its subsidiaries and link airlines, ANZ is a 10,000+ strong company.

About IBS
The IBS Group (IBS) is a leading IT solutions provider to the global Travel, Transportation and Logistics industry. A specialist in the domain, IBS offers a range of software solutions that manage mission-critical operations of major airlines, airports, oil and gas companies and seaports world-wide. In addition, IBS offers services that include software development, business and technology consulting, turnkey solutions, customer support services, application maintenance, and business process outsourcing. IBS is SEI CMM Level-5 assessed, ISO 9001:2000 and TickIT certified, and operates two software production and competence development centres in India. With some of the world’s leading corporations as clients, IBS has business operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific as well as the Middle East and Africa regions. More information about IBS and iFly can be found on the web at For media enquiries, please contact Pradeep P. Suthan at +91-471-2700080 or at