SeatID Press Release – AeroSvit Passengers use Social Networks to get Acquainted with Fellow Travelers Before the Flight using a SeatID Service
Airline Pioneer AeroSvit Implements SeatID’s Social Seating Solutions; Enabling its Travelers to Network Before and on Flight
Tel Aviv and Kiev, November 13, 2012 – AeroSvit, Ukrainian Airlines and SeatID celebrated the launch of SeatID’s innovative service, enabling AeroSvit passengers to view information about their fellow travelers using popular social networks’ profiles while booking and purchasing tickets online on AeroSvit.com.
Passengers can use the service by selecting the SeatID option in the online booking form on AeroSvit’s website. They are asked to log in to the system using their Facebook or LinkedIn accounts in order to see images and other profile information of the other AeroSvit passengers on those flights, which also chose to be visible via SeatID. The passengers are provided with the opportunity to become acquainted with their fellow travelers in advance according to their social preferences and interests.
“AeroSvit continues to expand the list of services, reaffirming its reputation as open, up-to-date company applying the latest technological solutions”, says Anton MATTIS, First Deputy Director General for Commerce at AeroSvit. “By intensifying activity in social networks, the company reaches a new level of communication with customers. Recently AeroSvit has provided access to online services on its Facebook page. We’re now offering additional communication options that allow passengers to widen the circle of their acquaintances in social networks – by contacting their fellow travelers”
The SeatID service is free of charge for passengers purchasing tickets online at AeroSvit.com. Personal data specified during the ticketing process is not published and the only information shared is the one taken from social network profiles. SeatID has implemented a strict privacy protection policy that allows users to take charge of what information they do or don’t show. Passengers can use the SeatID service using their Facebook or LinkedIn accounts and the list of social networks will be extended in future. Additionally, the social seatmap option may be added in the future to AeroSvit.com, enabling the selection of a seat next to a specific passenger.
“By injecting social networking experience into traditional airline ticketing process, we have created a new class of customer service and passenger experience” says Eran Savir, CEO and Co-Founder of SeatID. “We’re excited to work with AeroSvit, a regional pioneer continuously striving to provide best-in-class in-flight services to its passengers. With its global presence and loyal customer base, AeroSvit makes a perfect partner for us to work with. We are proud to be part of its efforts in linking Eastern Europe to the rest of the world and fostering economic development in the region.”
AeroSvit – Ukrainian Airlines was established in 1994. AeroSvit, with its hub at Kyiv-Boryspil Airport, is operating on 80 international routes to 34 countries and provides passenger carriages to Ukraine’s largest regional administrative centers. AeroSvit is a member of International Air Transport Association since 1996 and Association of European Airlines since 2008. The airline was among the first carriers in Eastern Europe that satisfied IOSA requirements (IATA Operational Safety Audit) and successfully confirms every second year its safety standards through independent IOSA audits, including the latest in 2011.
SeatID is a social seating solution that enables airline passengers to choose their seatmates based on their social network profiles and preferences. SeatID enables airlines and travel websites to monetize the otherwise unutilized social capital that exists on every flight. Using SeatID, airlines and travel websites are able to increase revenue and improve customer satisfaction. Watch a demo and learn more about SeatID at www.seatid.com.
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