Istanbul, Turkey- Brunei Darussalam, 21 May 2021 –Hitit and Royal Brunei Airlines announce new technology partnership to further improve guest experience and digital retailing capability. The national carrier of Brunei Darussalam and Hitit announce the signing of a strategic partnership agreement. The award of this prestigious contract to Hitit is the outcome of an extensive review and evaluation process, conducted by Royal Brunei in conjunction with specialist research firm T2RL. The new partnership will see Hitit providing Royal Brunei with their core passenger service systems, an upgraded internet booking engine and mobile application, as well as a variety of supporting solutions covering airport operations, airline loyalty and customer care. The airline’s global guests will benefit from faster and more intuitive ways of booking flights, a seamlessly integrated passenger experience through the travel journey and value-added travel product options recommended in a personalized way.

As a next-generation airline technology platform, Hitit’s Crane Airline Solution Suite will improve Royal Brunei’s guest engagement at every touchpoint and enable the airline to match the changing needs of the post-pandemic industry with smarter passenger self-service, automated back office operations and the ability to introduce innovative products and services in response to customer demand. All the solutions are supported by Hitit’s purpose-designed airline hybrid cloud infrastructure, providing scalability and industry-leading security.

This announcement represents the next step in Royal Brunei’s digital transformation program, to continuously improve guest experience and drive operational efficiency. The program has delivered significant technology enhancements including optimized digital channels, launch of RB Holidays, customer relationship & disruption management improvements, operational efficiencies and a revamped focus on the retail of ancillary products.

Nevra Onursal Karaagac, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Hitit, said: “I am elated to welcome Royal Brunei Airlines into our global Crane community, as our newest partner in a series of recent partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region. After a stringent evaluation process with both our teams working closely together, we have come to admire Royal Brunei as a truly visionary airline, and we are looking forward to supporting their passion with

the cutting-edge technology at our disposal. Crane PSS powers flag carriers throughout the world, and we have built up significant experience in working with airlines through their digital transformation process – which has played an especially important role throughout the pandemic. I am confident that our work together will help unlock Royal Brunei’s true potential as a dynamic and digital-era airline for many years to come.  

Martin Aeberli, Chief Commercial Officer, Royal Brunei Airlines said, “Our award winning onboard service, combined with our modern fleet and compelling network, together with this major new technology investment that will deliver another step forward in digital experience make this an exciting time to look forward at Royal Brunei. Our new partnership with Hitit continues the journey of digital transformation and is one of a number of accelerated project deliveries to prepare the airline for distribution changes and market growth opportunities post the pandemic.”