On March 16 was hold a joint webinar of AirBaltic and Sirena-Travel JSC. Director for Russia and CIS at AirBaltic Andrei Larchenko talked about products and service of the airline. It was told also about issuing of AirBaltic's air transportation in the terminals of the Sirena-Travel GDS. In particular, about the possibility of issuing air tickets on tour operator tariffs. Selling on tour operator tariffs is available for all agents using  Siren-Travel GDS in TCH session. The technology of issuing is in the presentation (in Russian).

Sirena-Travel JSC and RED WINGS Airlines  invite you to take part in the seminar on sale of air transportation and additional services through Sirena-Travel GDS.
The seminar will be held on March 28, 2017 in the conference hall of the hotel "Ukraine".
More information here (in Russian).

In early March, the took place the planned transition of Gazpromavia Aviation Company Ltd. to the modern complex platform PSS Leonardo.
Gazpromavia Aviation Company Ltd. has the status of Russia's largest airline in business aviation and corporate air transportation. The company significantly expands its business management capabilities due maximum automation of these processes, taking into account, among other things, the specifics of the airline's services.
Inventory system, which is the structural basis for the PSS Leonardo platform, will ensure the complete integration of the airline resources into the GDS and provide significantly more extensive technological levels and tools in organizing of  sale of its services.
In addition, since the integration, the company has the opportunity to sell additional services in GDS in EMD-A  format, offering passengers thereby a more qualitative and diverse service in organization of air transportation. Business partners and corporate clients will also be able to realize their requests for improving of the service’s level.
To date, Gazpromavia Aviation Company Ltd. has become the 36th airline using the PSS Leonardo multifunctional platform. The number of air carriers-users of PSS Leonardo is steadily growing, this indicates a serious interest to developments and technologies of Sirena-Travel and market demand for IT services in aviation business.

Sirena-Travel has sponsored World Low Cost Airlines Asia Pacific 2017, held at Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore on February 21-22, 2017.

Attending Sirena-Travel’s exhibition stand the participants of the conference had an opportunity to get an overview of comprehensive Leonardo PSS solution for airlines as well as obtain additional information in the form of brochures and other handouts. Attendees of the conference expressed keen interest in the presented solutions, which resulted more than 40 business meetings with scheduled, low-cost and chartered air carriers as well with associated service providers.

Following its strategy of entering the international market, Sirena-Travel regularly takes part in the high-level international industry events. Only recently Sirena-Travel participated in the number of major international events such as Summit CAPA India Aviation 2017, Mumbai, India; New Generation of Airline Passenger Systems 2016, London;  Aviation Festival Asia 2016, Singapore; Aviation Festival Americas 2016, Miami; Global Summit Aviation & Corporate Travel 2016, Amsterdam and etc.

The organizer of the event held in Singapore was Terrapinn Pte Ltd. Over 13 years the conference has become the stage for C-suite, the influencers and the game changers to meet and share ideas on the latest innovations that are changing the way the full-service airlines, low-cost carriers and airports are doing business. The participants also arranged a number of business meetings around the event, thus confirming its reputation as not only the industry forum, but also a place where real business gets done. For 2017 the conference format has been refreshed to include more industry focused sessions within single event.

On 15-16 February 2017 on the basis of higher and secondary educational institutions of St. Petersburg, engaged in the training of tourism specialists, were held lectures and workshops on the topic "Modern business processes and technologies in the distribution of airline services", formed on the basis of operating products and services offered by Sirena-Travel JSC.
Workshops were prepared and conducted jointly with specialists of the St. Petersburg studying Center "Avia Expert".

The goal of the seminars is to present a complex of software and technology solutions of Sirena-Travel in the practical application for future industry professionals.
The total number of workshop participants was more than 250 people, students and senior students, as well as representatives of the teaching staff and trainers of educational institutions.

From Sirena-Travel Company as a speaker was the leading expert on work with educational institutions Dmitry Votrin. He presented a detailed report on the practical use of existing technologies of Sirena-Travel in agency environment, management and revenue increase practices in the business processes of the travel agents and the potential development of currently existing tools for working in the field of sales of tourism products and services.
Students and teachers have noted the high level of organization and quality of lecture materials, their relevance and user-friendly format of the event.

Specialists of Sirena-Travel took part in the Summit CAPA India Aviation, held in Mumbai on 08-09 February,  2017. The event has the status of the largest in the region and gathers representatives of the airline, investors and businessmen, IT-suppliers, companies working in the field of aviation consulting.
Issues, discussed at the summit, were concerned the air transportation situation in market of Indo-Pacific region, development trends of air transportation services in the near future. Statistics and analysis of data on the activities of airlines in this market shows a steady trend in the redistribution of the market - there is a demand for low cost air transportation and as a consequence an increase of the low-cost airlines.

Sirena-Travel JSC in the framework of training program for young professionals of specialized educational institutions in Russia held practical lectures with further training  at the Training Centre of the company for students of "Professional College" Moscovia ".
Practical knowledge in competence "service at the air transport" student team of the college could adequate demonstrate in qualifying Regional championship "Young Professionals" on the World Skill Russia Standards (WSR), taking the 3-rd place.

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Championship was held at the International Airport Kazan in early February 2017. The tasks block team’s members should resolve directly at the working environment of the Airport, in cooperation with the passengers and the staff of the airlines and airport. The teams had to demonstrate skills in real conditions at check-in counters for passengers in system DCS «Astra», which is one of the components of the multifunctional complex PSS Leonardo.    

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Most participants noted the usability of the system DCS "Astra", flexibility of settings and "friendly" interface, which in a means the high level of quality development for the users - both professionals and future check-in agents.

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Sirena-Travel Company congratulates all the participants of the Regional Championship «Young professionals» World Skill Russia (WSR) and wishes them further professional and career growth.
We will continue to provide full support at the training of professional personnel for aviation and tourism industry to improve the level and quality for further work.

Sirena-Travel Company will take part in the largest international fair ITB Berlin «World's Leading Travel Trade Show», which will take place in Berlin from 8 till 12 March, 2017.  For our company it is a significant event, traditionally holds a special place in the company calendar.
As the Leading Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin is the foremost business platform for global touristic offers. The companies represented at the fair include hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, system providers, airlines and car rental companies.
itbAt the stand of "Sirena-Travel", which will be located in the Hall 3.1 (№ 612), visitors and exhibitors will be able to get acquainted with modern IT solutions in the field booking of air- and railway- transportation, specialized software solutions for agents and airlines, implemented projects of business management. In addition, we will be very glad  to discuss options for joint business-programs, business opportunities and mutually beneficial cooperation. At the exhibition are scheduled the business negotiations, consultations and meetings with colleagues, partners and customers  of "Sirena-Travel" in the format of "round tables", discussion of topical issues and questions with the participation of competent specialists and top management of the company.

Low-cost airlines "Pobeda" starts from  February 9, 2017 the  new service "The plans have been changed".
Now passengers can change the route and departure date in their reservation. The cost of the new service is 2 000 roubles, excluding surcharges difference in tariffs.

The new service is available for bookings on all airline tariffs, including the minimum - 999 rubles including all taxes and fees. Passengers may change the details of their trip, but no later than 12 hours before the initial departure time by choosing a new route or date. The number of changes is not limited. All additional services, have been paid in initial booking, are  stored in the passenger's reservation. You can use the new service in  "My Account" or with a help of the operator at the call centre or at the accredited agents of TCH.

If you want to change the route / date of departure through Sirena-Travel GDS in the tickets with already added additional services, then according to the current technology, you must at first perform an involuntary refund of additional services, and only then change the route or date, and then to book an additional service again.

Now the airline "Pobeda" offers more than 10 arts of additional services, including "Choosing a seat", "Unaccompanied child", "priority landing", "Single ticket Fly & Bus» and others.
According to the results of 2016 "Pobeda" has transported 4.3 million passengers, it is  38.7% more than the year before. Now the airline's fleet has  12 modern aircraft Boeing 737-800, an average age of which is 1,5  years. In November 2016 "Pobeda" was on the TOP- 3 best airlines in Russia, taking the third place in the ranking of the most popular in the world of tourism magazine “National Geographic Traveler”.
The company's work is aimed at improving the mobility of the population and transportation availability of the Russian Federation regions. The unique of the low-budget air carrier is that the passenger can independently control the total cost of the flight, selecting only the necessary services for him personally.

Sirena-Travel Company informs about complete migration of  Airlines "Nordavia-Reginal Airlines" to the multi-function platform PSS Leonardo. PSS Leonardo is a modern domestic complex for airline business management.
Full implementation of all its components into  the production environment of Nordavia JSC will allow to increase the level of automation of technological processes of airline,  to expand the possibilities for commercial activities, to perform the control and statistical recording at all stages of air transportation.
PSS Leonardo is built on the principle of "open architecture" and within the framework of existing technology ensures airlines maximum efficiency for managing of their sales und resources, and to ensures full integration with interline partners and other systems. Performance and functionality of PSS Leonardo complex are focused on prospects for airlines business development and offers a higher level of business process management.
Today the "Nordavia – Regional Airlines”  has become the 34-th in the list of air carriers using PSS Leonardo, the  high-tech and modern solution offered by  Sirena-Travel JSC.