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Havaş to deploy the iPort departure control system across the Middle East

March 12 2018

Press release

12 March 2018 - Res2, the Netherlands-based ground handling IT expert, and Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, today jointly announce a new multi-year agreement with Havaş Ground Handling for deployment of the industry leading iPort DCS (departure control system).

Havaş, one of Turkey’s largest ground handling companies, will utilize the web-based iPort DCS, developed in collaboration between Res2 and Travelport to optimize aircraft and passenger handling, to support more than 200 airlines at 28 airports located throughout Turkey, as well as at airports in Latvia and Saudi Arabia.

iPort DCS provides significant commercial and operational advantages over other DCSs. The system offers turn-key solutions for airport and self-service check-in (kiosk, bag drop and Internet check-in) that are designed to comply with any passenger service system (PSS) and with global security demands. iPort also offers essential functionality for load control via an intuitive graphical interface. Easy to learn and use, efficient, flexible and cost-effective, iPort provides customers with an average productivity gain of over 25-percent[1].

Kürşad Koçak, General Manager at Havaş, said: “After an extensive product search, it was clear that iPort was the product that meets our standard of operations.  The iPort is the best technology available that meets our high standard of operation and that ensures we provide our customers with the world-class ground handling service quality, equipment and technological infrastructure that have made Havaş the region’s leading ground handling company since 1933.”

Hans van Engelen, Res2 CEO, said: “By utilizing the iPort suite and the content available via Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform we can overcome many of the challenges a ground handler faces today with their passenger and operational processes. This agreement will provide Havaş with a departure control system that supports their business model perfectly. We are excited to support Havaş in delivering iPort DCS to enable Havaş expanding their services and efficiency.”

Dan Westbrook, Travelport’s Vice President and General Manager for Air Commerce Technology, added: “We are pleased Havaş is the latest aviation-related company to recognize the significant operational efficiencies, cost savings and commercial opportunities iPort offers ground handling companies and airlines to grow their business, now and in the future.”

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[1] Figures based on research executed by Res2

About Havaş Ground Handling

Havaş, an affiliated company of TAV Airports, is the largest and the most experienced Istanbul, Turkey based ground handling services provider. Main activities of Havaş, a member of Airport Service Association (ASA) and IATA Ground Handling Council (IGHC), include passenger and baggage handling, ramp, aircraft cleaning, load control and communication, cargo, flight operations, transportation, representation and supervision services. Providing ground handling services to more than 200 airlines at 28 stations in Turkey, Latvia and Saudi Arabia, Havaş also offers airline companies cargo, mail and warehouse services and also warehouse services at Istanbul Atatürk, Ankara Esenboğa and Izmir Adnan Menderes airports on a total of 9,300 sqm area. Since December 2007, Havaş also has been operating Hopa Passenger Terminal, which is a connection point for Batumi Airport. In its network, Havaş annually serves more than 43 million passengers via handling approximately 325,000 flights & 470,000 tons of cargo and carrying 25 millions of baggage. Havaş also provides transfer and passenger transportation shuttle services between airports and city centers in 19 cities.

About Res2 and iPort DCS

Res2 is an airline IT company, expertized in ground handling software. The company is based close to Utrecht, the Netherlands and is focused on the further development of iPort DCS, a web-based state-of-the-art Departure Control System. iPort DCS is used at more than 240 airports worldwide and is still growing rapidly.

About Travelport

Travelport is the technology company which makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better.  It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.  The company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel platform.

Travelport has a leading position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions.  The company also provides IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions.  With net revenue of over $2.5 billion in 2018, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K., has over 3,700 employees and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.

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