Philippine Airlines partners with IBS Software to empower employees by transforming staff travel

posted on 3rd March 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Philippine Airlines partners with IBS Software to empower employees by transforming staff travel

Philippine Airlines (PAL) and its regional affiliate PAL Express (PALex) have partnered with IBS Software to provide their employees with a new, fully digital system for booking and managing staff travel.

The airline group has signed up to implement IBS Software’s fully automated SaaS solution iFly Staff, which enables them to automate leisure and duty travel processes.

Through the new system, PAL can better support employees, their beneficiaries and PAL retirees to manage travel through a self-service digital platform, empowering employees and enhancing staff satisfaction.

By replacing its in-house travel booking solution with an omnichannel self-service platform, PAL can deliver employees the flexibility to book and amend travel plans through desktop or mobile channels.

The iFly Staff solution also allows flexible payment options, including integration with e-wallets such as PayMaya and GCash.

PAL will also benefit from significant operational benefits through iFly Staff.

Automating the travel booking process greatly reduces manual processes, reducing the administrative burden while improving quality of service.

It also allows the PAL staff travel team to create and roll out new policies and process in real-time, and dynamically implement policy changes quickly and efficiently, using the configuration capabilities of iFly Staff.

“At PAL we fully support our employees. Their wellbeing and happiness could not be more important to us,” said Mr. Danreb M. Oira, Senior Vice President for Human Capital at PAL.

“We’re delighted to be able to roll out such an innovative and forward-looking platform to our employees”.

“Ensuring staff have maximum flexibility over their travel and the ability to manage it effectively is a must-have for modern airlines,” said Sunil George, Vice President and Regional Head at IBS Software.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with PAL, who are dedicated to supporting their employees and committed to delivering them with cutting-edge technology to put their travel plans in their own hands.

“Through iFly Staff, employees can book flights and hotels themselves in a single flow, while administrators get full management control to create policy-based rules without the need for any technical support.

“That’s a powerful combination for progressive airlines like PAL and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”