Canada’s largest airline Air Canada announced the beginning of the test blockchain-a platform for tourism services, which was developed by Swedish startup Winding Tree.
Air Canada for more than 80 years of experience in passenger and cargo services. According to reports of the airline for 2017, she transported of 48.1 million passengers, which is 7.3% more than in 2016. Therefore, given the scale of the business, the fact that Air Canada decided to participate in the testing of a decentralized, open platform for the provision of travel services becomes particularly significant.
The company hopes that the blockchain will make the distribution and sale of air transport services more efficient and will facilitate access of suppliers to information on flights.
“Air Canada understands the need for next generation technologies. We are going to integrate our Direct Connect API and public blockchain platform from the Winding Tree, giving interested users the opportunity to access our content directly,” — said Kate Wallis (Keith Wallis), Director of distribution at Air Canada.
The canadian company picks up the General trend of recent years: many airlines are adopting the blockchain in business processes to improve customer service, logistics and to improve the system of supply chain management. So, in October, Winding Tree became a partner in a European holding Air France-KLM and has been working with other major market players: Air New Zealand Swissport and Lufthansa.