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Laos’ flag carrier Lao Airlines, chooses iPort DCS for optimal passenger and aircraft handling

29 Jun 2020

Utrecht, The Netherlands; Langley, UK, and Vientiane, Laos


Res2, the Netherlands-based airline IT company; Travelport, a technology company serving the global travel industry, and Laos’ national airline,  Lao Airlines, announce today they entered an agreement to roll out iPort DCS throughout the airport network of Lao Airlines. IPort DCS will be used to support and optimize both passenger handling and load control at the entire airport network of Lao Airlines, from large airport hubs in South-East-Asia to smaller regional airports with limited infrastructure.


Lao Airlines has selected iPort DCS as it offers the best total cost of ownership of a DCS in the industry.


“Being the national carrier, connecting Laos to the world, Lao Airlines requires a reliable partner that can support our operations in our entire network. iPort DCS has the capabilities to serve in all our stations while offering the required functionality a full-service carrier needs. It eases our mind to have a one-stop-shop for departure control, including airport connectivity, deployment, operational and security messaging. Implementing iPort DCS enables us to act cost-conscious, an asset in turbulent times for the industry after the Corona pandemic.” 

- Mr. Khamla Phommavanh, CEO at Lao Airlines


 “We are excited to support Lao Airlines in their operations and to expand our activities in Asia further. We look forward to work as a true partner to optimize the airlines operations and to accommodate the airlines digital transformation to ensure a smooth passenger experience.” – Mr Hans van Engelen, CEO at Res2


 “As the industry looks to recovery, it is especially critical for airlines to enhance capabilities across their networks to ensure a seamless experience for travellers. We’re pleased to support our partners Res2 and Lao Airlines through its growth and expansion and look forward to a bright future with the optimizations gained with iPort DCS.” - Mr Cormac Reilly, VP & Global Head of Travel Partners – Solutions at Travelport


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About Res2 and iPort DCS -

Res2 is an airline IT company, expertized in airport operations software. The company is based close to Utrecht, the Netherlands and is focused on the further development of iPort DCS, a web-based state-of-the-art Departure Control System. iPort DCS is used at more than 300 airports worldwide.


For Res2 media enquiries, please contact:

Sören Destoop, CCO

Mob: +31 65 003 05 57




About Travelport -

Travelport is the technology company which makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better, for everyone. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.  The company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel platform. 


Travelport has a leading position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions.  The company also provides IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions.  With net revenue of over $2.5 billion in 2018, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K., has over 3,700 employees and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.


For Travelport media enquiries:

Henry Jakins, Head of Communications, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

m: +971 (0)50 107 0018 



About Lao Airlines -

Lao Airlines State Enterprise established in 1989 but the company’s origin dated back from 1976.  We begin as the national carrier of the newly established Lao PDR under the supervision of the Ministry of Defense. The company originally known as Civil Aviation Company, emerged from joining Royal Air Lao with Lao Air Lines. At present, Lao Airlines operate to 6 domestic destinations, more than 18  international airports. The company’s fleet composed of 4 Airbus A320 and 7 ATR-72 500/600 aircrafts. 


For more information and media enquiries:

Ms. Chanthanom Khamphaeng, Deputy Director, Commercial & Marketing Department

Mobile: +856 20 22413161


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