Travelport has reached a major milestone in the development of a new business intelligence tool for the airline industry.
The travel technology company has been awarded a patent in the US for the new solution, which is intended to simplify airline performance database management and booking data analysis.
The new system, which is referred to as an Alchemy engine, allows airlines to search a MIDT (marketing information data tapes) database. Acting as a translator, Travelport’s engine can receive a request in one software language, such as an XML-based language, and translate the request into a second, such as SQL-based language.
This will offer airlines the ability to analyse and report on a range of airline data, including average fares.
“Being awarded this patent for the Alchemy engine is a great testament to the innovative prowess of the Travelport Business Intelligence development team,” said Bret Kidd, Travelport’s vice president & general manager of air commerce technologies.
“We have new opportunities with this patented system to analyse complex data for airlines faster and more efficiently than before. It also allows us to quickly build new reporting capabilities into our Business Intelligence applications that help Travelport offer increased value to our airline customers.”