Air companies of the Russian Federation ask to postpone the introduction of the national booking system
The Russian air carriers plan to appeal to the government with a request to postpone deadlines for introdustion of the national reservation system, the chairman of the board of directors of "S7 Group" Natalia Fileva said on Monday at a meeting of the subcommittee on air travel RSPP Commission on transport and transport infrastructure.
"No one has seen this system. In order to work with it, it should be tested at least for three months, but better for six." Even if Russian Technologies Company (the company who is developing the booking system) will finish it by 1 September, we can not start so quick. We need to test it. We want to appeal to postpone its entry for six months after the program will be completed, otherwise it will lead to chaos in the airline industry, " she said.
As reported, in January of this year, the Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that from September 1, 2015 Internet companies will be required to store personal data of Russian citizens in Russia.
Today there are three major international airline reservation systems operating in Russia: Horizon by SITA (previous system called Gabriel), which is used by Transaero airline, Sabre, which is used by Aeroflot and Amadeus. All systems store personla data of passengers abroad.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.