SOURCE: LodgeX Airline Solutions
Airlines Looking Forward to Three More Years of Continued Savings on Lodging and Administration
MINNETONKA, MN–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) – After achieving two years of substantial lodging and administrative savings with LodgeX Airline Solutions (www.LodgeX.com), SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines signed a new agreement that continues the relationship through 2013.
For the past two years, LodgeX has worked closely with SkyWest and Atlantic Southeast Airlines to reduce expenses without affecting airline services, by accurately forecasting lodging needs, negotiating lower room rates, ensuring hotel reservations during schedule disruptions, and auditing and consolidating billing.
Recently, LodgeX ushered in a new era of convenience and savings for Atlantic Southeast Airlines by providing seamless and automated crew scheduling and updates via real-time, two-way systems integration with Sabre® CrewTrac.
According to Sonya Wolford, Vice President InFlight Operations at SkyWest Airlines, renewing the contract with LodgeX was the right decision. “The efficiencies and personal attention we receive from our LodgeX Account Managers, along with services tailored to our needs, have saved us countless hours and significantly reduced our lodging related costs.”
Troy Salwei, Vice President of Airline Operations at LodgeX Airline Solutions, says, “We’re proud of what we’ve achieved for SkyWest and Atlantic Southeast Airlines during the past two years, and we’re looking forward to giving them even better service as we continue to expand our software capabilities this fall.”
About LodgeX Airline Solutions:
LodgeX Airline Solutions (www.LodgeX.com) is a leading outsourced lodging service specifically tailored to the needs of airlines. LodgeX is a service provided by the LJK Companies, Inc. (www.ljkco.com), a leader in the travel management industry with clients and services targeted to railroads, transportation companies, retail merchandisers, corporate travel, sports teams and the military. LodgeX books millions of hotel rooms each year for clients.
About SkyWest, Inc.:
SkyWest Airlines, based in St. George, Utah, and Atlantic Southeast Airlines, based in Atlanta, Georgia, are wholly owned subsidiaries of SkyWest, Inc. SkyWest Airlines operates as United Express and Delta Connection carriers under contractual agreements with United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, and is also in partnership with AirTran Airways. Atlantic Southeast operates as Delta Connection and United Express carriers under contractual agreements with Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. System-wide, SkyWest, Inc. serves a total of approximately 225 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, with nearly 2,800 daily departures.
Troy J. Salwei
LJK Companies, Inc.
LodgeX Airline Solutions