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GuestLogix Signs Multi-Year Partnership Agreement With Toronto-Based Carrier, Porter AirlinesCompany to Launch Flagship Demo Location with Latest Retail Technology at Airline's Headquarters (December 20, 2013)
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/20/13 -- GuestLogix Inc. (TSX: GXI), the leading global provider of payment technology solutions to airlines and the passenger travel industry, today announced a three-year partnership agreement with Porter Airlines, a regional carrier headquartered in Toronto, Canada, for the use of the Company's latest retail technology offerings at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and other destinations within the carrier's network. Porter's Toronto facility will become the Company's flagship demo location, providing Porter with access to GuestLogix' existing and emerging solutions, as well as pre-released solutions, and a chance for GuestLogix' current and prospective customers to see the technology in use. The close proximity of Porter's headquarters to GuestLogix' headquarters and Centre of Product Innovation in Toronto makes this the ideal partnership.
"Partnering with Porter Airlines to provide them with the leading retail technology and be the first to have access to the newest solutions before they go to market was a logical and mutually beneficial decision," said Brett Proud, President & CEO, GuestLogix. "Not only is Porter a Toronto-based airline, but one that is transforming the regional airline space, and we want to help drive this transformation moving forward. This agreement represents the collaboration of two local innovators, combining strengths and abilities to enhance each other's operating performance, including GuestLogix' ability to serve the passenger travel industry with new and advanced solutions."
The strategic partnership involves the deployment of the Company's retail technology platform for use at Porter's Toronto headquarters. GuestLogix' inventory warehouse management solution and handheld POS devices will first be implemented to manage the loading of catering carts and processing of deliveries to aircraft in between flights. Porter will also have access to GuestLogix' mobile smartphone and tablet POS solutions with payment sleeves, in-lounge payment processing technology and robust OnTouch® Analytics platform for enhanced reporting and transparency. Following implementation in Toronto, the Company's technology will also extend to other Porter destinations.
"As the airline of choice for short-haul passengers, Porter is always looking to increase efficiency and enhance our service," said Michael Deluce, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Porter Airlines. "GuestLogix is a likeminded Toronto-based company with a passion for travel, passenger experience and innovation."
Porter currently flies to 19 destinations throughout Canada and the United States, and has highly anticipated expansion plans underway. With modern airport lounges and best-in-class in-flight service, Porter is known for its refined travel experience.
"GuestLogix continues to develop innovative solution offerings to meet the needs of airlines in an ever-changing landscape," said Ilia Kostov, EVP Global Sales, GuestLogix. "Moving forward, Porter will be the first to explore new solutions from the Company and will provide us with the valuable feedback we need to ensure our technology best serves our customers. This will make way for current and prospective customers to see these new innovations in action. In turn, we look forward to assisting Porter in improving its performance and customer service."
Porter currently transports 2.5 million passengers annually on short-haul flights throughout North America.
About Porter Airlines
Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated Best Small Airline in the world by Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards.
The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston, Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt. Vacation packages are available from Porter Escapes at www.porterescapes.com.
Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.
GuestLogix Inc. (TSX: GXI), the leading global provider of onboard store technology and merchandising solutions, brings over a decade of expertise as a trusted onboard transaction processing partner to airlines, rail operators and the passenger travel industry. GuestLogix helps its customers to create, manage, and control onboard retail environments tailored to their needs and their passengers for a truly personalized experience. The Company is partnered with global leaders in catering, duty-free and inflight entertainment, offering complete onboard retailing services to airlines and rail operators worldwide. GuestLogix' global headquarters and centre for product innovation is located in Toronto, with regional head offices located in Dallas, London and Hong Kong. More information is available at www.guestlogix.com.
© 2013 GuestLogix. All Rights Reserved.
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 November 11, 2013 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.
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