Since airlines cannot produce the required PNR report format from their Departure Control System (DCS), in order to rise above PNR data management challenges, they ultimately need an airline passenger management system that allows data files to be structured in a way that meets reporting requirements. Here are three essential system features to look for:
Booking data consolidation
The solution should be capable of consolidating data from any booking file format. This means that it must be able to merge PNR data from various sources—including airlines, tour operators, travel agents, airports and authorities—and then convert that data into the required format.
Handle baggage and boarding details from DCS
The solution must be able to process boarding and baggage data sent from the DCS in IATA standard format, and then merge it with existing booking data. All of which is then forwarded to the each of the EU member state PIUs.
Report delivery in required PNR format
The solution must enable reports to be formatted in the required EU standard format and make it possible to schedule report deliveries to each of the PIUs, according to their requirements.