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Airline Inventory Hosting System

Your Centralized Inventory Hosting
Upto 4 cabins. 26 Booking Classes. Multi-leg Class Capping. Nesting. AVS Thresholds. AVS & NAVS inventory syncronization. Everything you need to run a complex inventory scheme and maintaining control of your revenue.

VRS contains all flights with associated seat inventory which is divided up into as many as 4 cabin classes and up to 26 booking classes, usually with different prices and booking conditions applying to each. Inventory data can be imported and exported from VRS for distribution to all other external systems using industry standardized interfaces. One of the core functions of VRS is to control how many seats are available in each class within each flight by providing the number of seats through availability. When seats are no longer available the class will close for sale. 

Inventory Managers are provided a sophisticated scheduling tool to create flight schedules across and unlimited date range with pre-configured inventory profiles using any combination of up to 26 booking classes. Indivudual flights can be adjusted with specific class variations.

Different availability levels can be set for internal (airline) and external (Travel Agent) system users to allow you to protect seats for last minute sales.

Centralized Seat Maps are used across the system (Reservations, Online and Departure Control) to ensure that duplications do not occur and offers real time seat allocation to all users.

VRS sends and receives AVS and NAVS messages to your partner systems to keep GDS and Interline Partners in sync with your inventory levels.

VRS also provides airlines with the oppotunity to host Hotel inventory allowing packages to be sold together with flights and other ancillary products.

Dedicated Airline Inventory System

When VRS is implemented for your airline, the system is dedicated just to you with no shared resources and no restriction on configuration. The system is designed for the size of your airline with unlimited capability to scale up capacity when required. There is no impact from other Videcom airline customers as every airline has there very own system.

Global Inventory Distribution For Your Airline

VRS has an ever-expanding connections to other industry systems. It's connected to every major airline distribution system to give your airline the power to sell your seats to every corner of the world. Real-time, interactive connections between you and your customers gives them the confidence to book with peace of mind. Uni-lateral, Bi-lateral Interline connections, Codeshare and GDS connections - whatever your needs are VRS can provide with connections to Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, Worldspan, Apollo, Navitaire, MARS, SITA & Deltamatic.


Inventory Nesting

VRS allows the inventory manager to nest classes to give real time availability control. This mechanism allows seat sales in classes that are higher in hierarchy to use inventory allocations of the classes that are lower in hierarchy.

When nesting is used the process of updating booking limits reduces and encourages seat sales in the higher (more expensive) classes as these classes will always have seat availability until the flight is sold out.

Revenue managers can monitor flight sales and projected revenues for all flights at different times of the flights life to adjust flights that are selling to slowly, quickly or where oppotunities to gain maximum revenues exist.


Inventory Allocation


VRS allows the inventory manager to allocate seat inventory to groups of users such as specified Tour Operators or Travel Agents where the airline has an obligation to guarantee a number of seats with single or multiple classes.

The inventory manager will set up a profile for a sales office and allocate a number of seats in classes agreed and only that sales office will receive availability for those seats. Other users can still book those classes providing that the allocation given to the private allocation is lower that that of the total seats in that class.




Inventory is distributed to interline partners using industry standard IATA protocols. SSM messages are sent to interline partners to keep them updated with your flight schedule, AVS messages are sent to update inventory levels within other systems. Real time interactive availability and sell can also be provided where your interline partners have the capability. Ticketing of sold seats are all handled using IATA Type A Edifact IET (Interline Etickets).

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Free Sale Codeshare


Free Sale Codeshare allows your authorized codeshare partners to act as a marketing carrier for your airline or a "selling agent". This allows them to seel your flights and seat inventory without any restrictions at mutually agreed fares. The other airlines system has a direct connection to VRS and provides a real time selling process to the other airline as if they were selling one of their own flights. Classes and Flight numbers are mapped between the 2 systems and both system retain a copy of the PNR (booking) to create a mirroring between the systems. 


Hard Block


Hard block seat allocations can be made in the system where there is no desire to provide real time access to the airlines inventory to a 3rd party such as another airline or tour operator. In this can a number of seats in varying classes can be blocked from availability for a given time range to stop and sales of those seats. 

The 3rd party such as an interline partner (but where there is no real time connection between airline systems) will make bookings on their own system and then send a list of passengers to the host airline. The list of passengers can be automatically imported into VRS to occupy the inventory that was allocated to them.




VRS can both send and receive AVS (Availability Status) messages to keep you and your distribution partners up to date with flights and inventory levels which are available. VRS sends AVS messages to all GDS systems that your connected to as well as your interline partners which allows their systems to know the inventory levels of your flights. For interline or codeshare partners that you sell flights for, VRS will receive AVS messages and store them in your flights database which in turn shows in your systems availability.


Revenue Management


The system includes extensive revenue analysis tools for revenue managers to identify flights which need adjustments to inventory levels and optimize airline revenues. Commercial departments can group together flights based on route, season, demand and supply of inventory and adjust inventory levels accordingly.

VRS can also be integrated with any 3rd party Revenue Management system where required. Inventory levels are exported on a daily basis to the RM system which will analyse historical data and make predictions and adjustment recommendations which are then imported back into VRS.

Other controls exist within the system to protect revenue by removing unproductive bookings and releasing inventory such as variable ticket time limits, duplicate bookings alerts and thus reducing leakage and the gap between the reveune the airline expects to yield from each flight and that which it actually receives.


Leg Control


The inventory on a multi-leg flight within VRS can be controlled with variable limits between the different ciy pairs throughout the life of the flight. This provides the inventory manager the ability to Cap the inventory levels on specified sectors which might restrict the sales of longer itineraries - for example the middle sectors of a multi leg flight may have the highest demand but yield a much lower revenue than passengers travelling the full length of the flight. In this case the inventory manager will reduce the capacity of the middle sectors to ensure a predicted level is available for the complete flight.



Semi Permanent Data

By providing a dedicated system to your airline we give you the flexibility to control data exactly as you need to...

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Fliight Schedules

A fully syncronized flights database keeps your airline inline with other GDS and airline systems...

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Inventory Hosting

Connected to GDS and other airline systems allowing distribution of your inventory through any booking channel...

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Airline Fares

A centralizaed fares database provides real time capability for you to manage your air fares...

A powerful fares engine...

Service Fees

Control your passenger changes with change and refund fees...

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Ancillary Products

Increase the profits of your airline by selling ancillary products with your flights. Hotels, Car Hire, Airport Transfer, Insurance etc...

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Promotional Codes

Use our promotional codes to provider your customers with discounts from standard fares...

Provide discounts to your selected customers online...


System Users

Control of system users - sales offices, ticket offices, airport check-in...

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Passenger Profiles

Allow customers to create profiles online for repeat bookings and collect important marketing data...

Increase customer retention rates with online profile marketing...


Frequent Travellers

A frequent traveller module which allows passengers to acrew mileage and redeem against future bookings...

Incentives for customer loyalty...


IATA compliant eticketing hub connected to all GDS systems and other airline system for interline sales...

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System Reporting

An extensive reporting module providing standard reports and a bespoke reporting tool to create your own reports...

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