ELAL launches its WAP Service, developed by WEBTISS Technologies .
Paris, November 16, 2000 EL AL, first national airline of Israel, launches its WAP service (http://wap.elal.co.il/) designed and developed by WEBTISS Technologies, a subsidiary of IT Link. Every WAP device user may now reach dynamic consultation of El Al offers and products.
Architect of Mobile Internet Solutions, WEBTISS Technologies accompanied El Al all along this project thanks to its unique and wide technological know-how: from consulting in service conception to hosting and administration of the whole solution.
This new service allows mobile users an Anywhere - Anytime dynamic consultation of El Al offers and products .
The Availability service informs users about all available flights. It answers to a request based on arrival and departure places and flight details (single/return and fares).
For an optimised use of its services, El Al offers to its customers a personalised and lucrative access. A customer loyalty program allows users to collect e-points. Those e-points can then be spent, via a customisable WAP interface, on special offers.
The Schedule service allows users to access flight schedules by specifying on their WAP phone the arrival and departure places. This service provides a list of all El Al existing flights.
Thanks to this service, customers are kept aware in real time of all accurate flight time-tables. All El Al flight arrival and departure times are automatically and regularly updated.
Moreover, El Al WAP portal gives access to local and international news like economic or sport ones.
This Cargo service consists on real time tracking of parcels entrusted to El Al. From every WAP enabled phone, customers can be at anytime informed of the real location of their commodity.
El Al brings to its customers a new high value added service by enabling an anywhere-anytime access to interactive offer consultation. Faced by Mobile Internet Access democratisation thanks to WAP devices, particularly in Israel, El Al gets on this subject through an easy and educational way by allowing free access to this new service on a WAP emulator for Web users.
Im really proud of this innovative and high-performing service. It brings a real added value to our customers. This success is mainly due to WEBTISS incontestable technological and strategic expertise. Professional and reactive, WEBTISS Technologies team differs thanks to a combination of strategic skills (consulting and technological expertise, integration and hosting). Besides its ease to work in a resolutely international context, I particularly appreciated its ability to integrate strategic stakes of airline transportation.
Sharon OHAD, EL AL Marketing Manager in charge of New Technologies.
John BENATOUIL, WEBTISS Technologies Executive Director said that after a decisive certification phase, large scale launch of EL AL WAP offer has started with satisfactory using rate. Our experience will allow us to spread our Mobile Travel Offer world-wide among large international airline companies.
Based on technological experience of Mobile Service architecture, WEBTISS Technologies Mobile Travel Offer provides high value added service to EL AL customers. Besides its Mobile Travel Offer, WEBTISS Technologies WISP solution brings international WAP connection at a local call rate. This comes fully within the scope of the mobile spirit sought by Travel & Leisure key accounts customers.
With this new step in EL AL association with WEBTISS Technologies confirms the latters pioneer position in WAP architecture. It represents a new acknowledgement of the IT Link Groups technological know-how and growth strategy focused on Mobile Internet.
About WEBTISS Technologies :
WEBTISS Technologies was founded in 1999 as a subsidiary of IT Link, the French Information Technology specialists. IT Link is quoted on the Paris Stock Exchange under NM7259 and is a major R&D player in the telecom, aviation, automobile and rail industries. WEBTISS Technologies was created as a world-wide "one-stop-shop" for mobile Internet solutions, with WAP, Java, and SIM Toolkit offerings. WEBTISS offers Mobile Banking, Mobile Retail, Mobile Travel & Leisure, and Mobile Office, among other WAP solutions, to a broad range of vertical markets.
About El Al :
Established in 1949 as the national airline of Israel, El Al has grown into a prestigious international carrier. Covering every aspect of service, assuring that their passengers requirements are met in time, every time, El Al is ranked by IATA as one of the worlds three most efficient air carriers.
A unique combinaison of amenities and advantages earning international appeal, and making El Al a preferred global gateway corner of the world.
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