TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) – GuestLogix, Inc. (TSX:GXI), the leading provider of onboard store technology to the airline industry, today announced that Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways (NASDAQ:RJET), has fully deployed the GuestLogix onboard store solution to accept credit cards using its point-of-sale handheld devices and transactions platform on all Frontier Airlines flights, including those operated by Chautauqua Airlines and Republic Airlines.
GuestLogix is also providing backend inventory controls to manage the movement of physical products onboard. Frontier is now selling snacks, meals and beverages and plans to expand its retail offering to include OnTouch™ merchandising for ground connections and other travel-relevant destination based products and services.
“Offering one convenient onboard store platform on our branded flights is another step that both improves the customer experience and furthers the integration process of Frontier and Midwest Airlines,” said Wayne Heller, Executive Vice President and COO for Republic Airways. “We are pleased with how quickly the deployment went and look forward to expanding our onboard retail program to provide even more benefits to our customers,”
GuestLogix announced a multi-year agreement last February with Republic Airways to deploy its on board store solution on Midwest and Frontier airlines. On April 13, 2010, Republic Airways announced that its two branded carriers, Frontier and Midwest, would combine under the Frontier Airlines name. The integration of these two airlines is expected to take 12-18 months. Progress can be tracked at FrontierMidwest.com.
“We are delighted with our progress with Midwest and look forward to helping Midwest and Frontier to maximize our onboard store technology and merchandising platform to deliver new value to their passengers while creating new revenue streams,” said Mr. Tom Douramakos, President and CEO, GuestLogix.
Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Indiana is an airline holding company that owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Lynx Aviation, Midwest Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America, collectively “the airlines.” The airlines offer scheduled passenger service on approximately 1,600 flights daily to 127 cities in 45 states, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico under branded operations at Frontier and Midwest, and through fixed-fee airline services agreements with five major U.S. airlines. The fixed-fee flights are operated under an airline partner brand, such as AmericanConnection, Continental Express, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The airlines currently employ approximately 11,000 aviation professionals and operate 287 aircraft.
GuestLogix is the leading global provider of onboard store technology which helps airlines build and manage onboard retail operations tailored to their needs and their passengers. Serving 35% of the global airline passenger traffic, GuestLogix has become a trusted partner to airlines around the world. The Company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and maintains sales and client support facilities in the US, UK, Singapore, and Seoul, Korea. GuestLogix is publicly traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange (Symbol: GXI). More information is available at www.guestlogix.com.
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This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, which involve risks and uncertainties associated with GuestLogix’ business and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Company or its management. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but reflect GuestLogix’ current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including the matters discussed under “Risks and Uncertainties” in the Filing Statement filed on July 15, 2010 with the regulatory authorities. GuestLogix assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.