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CAPA Airlines in Transition 2015                   Dublin, 25-26 March 2015

Our Sponsors

Cornerstone Partner

Travelport is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry.  With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,400 employees and 2013 net revenue of $2.1 billion, Travelport is comprised of: 

- A Travel Commerce Platform through which it 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 marketplace.  In addition, Travelport has leveraged its domain expertise in the travel industry to design a pioneering B2B payment solution that addresses the needs of travel intermediaries to efficiently and securely settle travel transactions. 

- Technology Services through which it provides critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions, enabling them to focus on their core business competencies and reduce costs.   

Travelport is headquartered in Langley, UK. The company recently completed its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol “TVPT”.


Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is an airport management company that oversees the operation of Dublin and Cork airports. DAA airports are the primary gateways onto the island of Ireland. In 2012, the DAA welcomed 21.4 million passengers, which accounted for 90% of passengers arriving into the Republic of Ireland, and 71% of all passengers going to and from the island of Ireland.

Both airports have experienced significant capital development in recent years, with both Cork and Dublin having opened new terminals since 2006.

The DAA offers a wide range of incentive schemes for carriers operating new routes or growing existing business. Our long and short haul new route schemes offer a 100% discount on all aeronautical airport charges in year one and decrement over a five and three year period respectively. In addition to these schemes the DAA also have a range of additional incentives for transfer business and growth on existing business.

Global Destination Partner
Finavia – for smooth travelling

Finavia provides and develops airport services in Finland with focus on customer orientation, cost efficiency and safety. Finavia has a comprehensive network of 24 airports. This is why we can say: trust us and you are already there.

Helsinki Airport is the leading long haul airport in Northern Europe with 16 million passengers a year. Thanks to its geographical location, Helsinki Airport provides the shortest routes between Asia and Europe, and with its 15 direct destinations, it’s the premium gateway between the two continents. The airport is designed for smooth travelling, offering a pleasant atmosphere, great services and easy transfers.

Finavia’s northernmost airports are year-round open and tourism-friendly access points to one of Europe’s most unique destinations at the Arctic Circle – Lapland. With Lapland Airports unified, dense network we can promise: The North is near.

Foundation Partner
Datalex software and services enable a digital marketplace of over one billion shoppers covering every corner of the globe, driven by some of the world’s most innovative airline retail brands. Voted the ‘World’s Leading Travel Merchandising Solution Provider’ at the 2014 World Travel Awards, Datalex is a leading provider of ecommerce and retail software solutions to many of the world’s largest and most profitable airline retailers, present in every market and on every continent. Its customers include Aer Lingus, Air China, Air Transat, Brussels Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, HP Enterprise Services, JetBlue, SITA, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and WestJet.

Founded in 1985, the company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices across Europe, USA and China. Datalex is a publicly listed company and trades on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE: DLE).

Foundation Partner
SITA is the world's leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. SITA delivers and manages business solutions for airlines, airports, GDSs, governments and other customers over the world’s most extensive network, which forms the communications backbone of the global air transport industry.

SITA’s portfolio includes managed global communications, infrastructure and outsourcing services, as well as services for airline commercial management and passenger operations, flight operations, aircraft operations and air-to-ground communications, airport management and operations, baggage operations, transportation security and border management, cargo operations and more.

With a customer service team of over 2,000 staff around the world, SITA invests significantly in achieving best-in-class customer service, providing integrated local and global support for both its communications and IT application services.

SITA has two main subsidiaries: OnAir, which is the leading provider of in-flight connectivity, and CHAMP Cargosystems, the world's only IT company dedicated solely to air cargo. SITA also operates two joint ventures providing services to the air transport community: Aviareto for aircraft asset management and CertiPath for secure electronic identity management.

SITA is one of the world's most international companies. Its global reach is based on local presence, with services for around 500 air transport industry members and 2,800 customers in over 200 countries and territories. Set up in 1949 with 11 member airlines, SITA today employs people of more than 140 nationalities, speaking over 70 different languages. SITA had consolidated revenues of US$1.517 billion (€1.09 billion) in 2011.

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Platinum Partner
Sabre’s Airline Solutions business offers a broad range of software and data solutions to help airlines market themselves, sell products, serve customers and operate more efficiently. It provides both airline reservations systems, and a full suite of marketing and commercial planning software and enterprise operations solutions. Its data-rich software helps airlines make smarter operational decisions, personalize and retail their products to travelers. Airline Solutions services approximately 225 airlines including network carriers, hybrids and low cost carriers, primarily through Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and hosted models, providing lower cost of ownership, flexibility, and scalability as airlines grow. The company also serves approximately 700 other customers including airports, cargo and charter airlines, corporate fleets, governments and tourism boards.

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Gold Partner

Established in 2004, CarTrawler is a leading technology company providing fully managed online car rental solutions to travel partners in 174 countries. Working across all travel industry segments and geographic markets, CarTrawler enables online travel retailers to add car rental to their portfolio of products and services, creating an additional revenue stream that requires no investment on their part. The business is led by CEO Mike McGearty and a highly experienced Executive Team headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

The CarTrawler technology platform enables partners to offer self-branded car rental to their own customers from 1,200 leading and independent car rental agents at over 30,000 city and airport locations worldwide. That’s more cars in more cities than anybody else.

CarTrawler’s portfolio of partners includes more than 50 international airlines offering a combined total of over 300 million airline passengers car rental powered by CarTrawler.

CarTrawler also provides car rental to online lodgings (hotels, rented accommodation and hostels), online travel agents, information websites (media, tourist authorities and airports) travel and transportation (car rental, rail and ferry websites) and retail travel agents. The company works with travel software providers Datalex and SITA who resell CarTrawler technology to airlines.

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Global Data Partner
The world leader in aviation intelligence, OAG is relied upon globally for essential information and insight. Only OAG has the capability to deliver accurate, comprehensive and up-to-the-minute aviation data – and the expertise to convert this information into market-leading intelligence and innovative travel solutions.

Unique trusted and respected within the industry for over 80 years, OAG is best known for its airline schedules and flight status databases, which holds future and historical flight details for over 900 airlines and more than 4,000 airports. OAG has been at the heart of the air transport industry since the start of commercial flights. Our data and products, unrivalled in their comprehensiveness and accuracy, have become the trusted source for the world's global distribution systems and now drives the internal systems of many travel portals, airlines, airports, air traffic control systems, aircraft manufacturers, and government agencies worldwide.

OAG’s market leading global airline distribution and aviation analytics services are perfectly complimented by our advanced suite of multi-media products designed for airlines, airports and travel related businesses helping aviation analysts, route development teams, software developers, business travellers and travel arrangers make better business decisions.

Global Payments Partner

UATP is the airline owned payment solution accepted globally by merchants for air, rail and travel agency payments. UATP provides a true low-cost alternative to the expensive cost of accepting credit card payments while still allowing airlines to keep and build their customers' loyalty. UATP has sales in excess of USD 14 billion worldwide, which produces millions of dollars in both savings and revenue for its owners. UATP offers state-of-the-art data tools, DataStreamSM and DataMineSM, which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management. This helps make UATP the preferred form of payment for corporate travel throughout the world. UATP also markets Insider’s Club, annual travel insurance offered exclusively to travel industry employees.

Coffee Break Sponsor

Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is a worldwide leader of inflight entertainment content, connectivity and digital media solutions for airlines. GEE provides the industry's most comprehensive product and services offering including WiFi services and products, AVOD content for traditional and wireless systems, content management services, interactive software and digital media solutions. Serving over 150 airlines worldwide, GEE delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives. The company is listed on NASDAQ (Nasdaq: ENT) with headquarters in Los Angeles, California, and offices located around the world.  Find out more at

Host Airline

Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland founded in 1936 whose primary mission is to connect Ireland with the
world by offering the best airline product and award winning customer service at low fares. Aer Lingus, with its fleet of 50 aircraft, operates from central airport locations in the UK, Europe and North America serving in excess of 11 million passengers annually while providing seamless global connectivity with its partner airlines.

Supporting Partner

Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination. Tourism Ireland devises and delivers world-class marketing programmes in over 20 markets across the world and works in close co-operation with industry partners on the island of Ireland as well as with the travel trade, online operators, media, air and sea carriers overseas to encourage consumers to visit Ireland.


Boxever’s predictive marketing platform helps airlines and online travel agents (OTAs) deliver personalized, 1:1 marketing experiences to their customers across all channels and at all stages of the customer lifecycle. The company, founded in 2011 in Dublin, provides a cloud-based customer intelligence and personalized marketing platform specifically tailored for the needs of the travel industry. It combines big data and predictive analytics into a tightly integrated marketing solution that provides a 360-degree view of the customer. With it travel companies can develop insights into each customer, customer segments, products, and channels, and then take action on those insights in the form of personalized communications, including email, mobile, web, display, and more.

Companies like Ryanair, Air New Zealand, TigerAir, Wideroe, and more achieve higher conversion rates, increased revenue, and improved loyalty using Boxever’s platform. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @Boxever.

Planitas products and services make airline data easily accessible so that decision making can be based on facts not on hunches.

Planitas Airline Systems is a technology company based in Ireland and founded in 2000. Planitas specialises in data processing and data analytical solutions for the airline industry. At Planitas we believe that precious airline employee time should not be wasted cleaning and manipulating data. We provide accurate information so that employees can use their business expertise to analyse that data and take the best decisions to increase sales and optimise revenue. Planitas' team is a multi-talented team that combines airline business knowledge with the latest business technologies to provide solutions that are not only accurate and efficient but also specialised for the airline industry's specific needs.

Planitas' mission is to provide the necessary data at the right time, to the right people in the most appropriate format, at a competitive price.
Become a Sponsor

An exhibition space will be available adjacent to the conference room, while a range of sponsorship and promotional opportunities are also available for the conference. 

Contact Derek Sadubin for full details: ph: +612 9241 3200 or email: