TravelSky Renews with Unisys in $43 Million Deal to Support China’s Growing Aviation Industry

TravelSky, the leading provider of information technology solutions for China's air travel and tourism industry and a Unisys client for more than 25 years, has renewed its commitment to Unisys services and server technology in a major contract with Unisys China to support the transaction peaks driven by China's growing aviation sector. The $43-million deal, signed in the first quarter of 2010, includes the Unisys USAS Passenger Services Solution, two ClearPath Dorado Model 790 mainframes, additional metered processing capacity, infrastructure management suite and maintenance services, clustering hardware and EMC storage solutions. In addition, Unisys is assisting TravelSky to implement a private cloud computing solution designed to provide improved automation, self diagnostics, server utilization, compliance and ease of management within the data center.

TravelSky operates the reservations and departure control systems used by China's air carriers, and also maintains the global distribution system for China's travel agencies. The firm relies on the Unisys USAS application and ClearPath servers as its core IT infrastructure to offer the Chinese airline industry a variety of mission-critical applications including an inventory control system, global distribution system and a departure control system.

With air travel growing rapidly in China, TravelSky needed increased IT capacity to support its customers. To meet the growing transaction demand, TravelSky has added two ClearPath Dorado Model 790 mainframes to its three existing ClearPath Dorado servers. The ClearPath mainframes are clustered together using Unisys Extended Transaction Capacity (XTC) capability to significantly increase transaction processing capacity compared to a one-host system. Unisys will also assist TravelSky to implement a private cloud computing approach to increase the flexibility and cost-efficiency of its data center.

Unisys has more than 45 years experience providing advanced, mission-critical IT solutions to the aviation industry. Nineteen of the top 25 airlines - and more than 200 worldwide - rely on Unisys solutions. Asia Pacific aviation industry clients include Beijing Capital International Airport and Guangzhou International Baiyun Airport in China and Delhi International Airport Ltd in India.