“Atos is AIR FRANCE KLM’s partner for its proactive information service: AIR FRANCE KLM Connect”

Paris, 5 December 2011

AIR FRANCE KLM is the first airline company to use the latest mobile technology to keep all its customers informed in real time, proactively and free of charge Thanks to its capacity for innovation and its expertise in the field of customer relations and marketing, Atos, an international IT services company, was chosen by AIR FRANCE KLM, a major air transportation company operating in France, Europe and worldwide, to support it in implementing its new AIR FRANCE KLM Connect service. This service enables all of the Group's passengers, all over the world, to receive real-time information about their flight, for a simpler, smoother journey.

AIR FRANCE KLM Connect is a new, exclusive service that covers all flights on the AIR FRANCE KLM network free of charge and without requiring registration or subscription, informing passengers in real time of any changes or issues affecting their journey. The new service enables AIR FRANCE KLM to add a new dimension to the customer relationship by communicating with them in a personalized and proactive manner.

AIR FRANCE KLM entrusted Atos with implementing the automated CRM platform in partnership with Unica, a leading producer of marketing software solutions. It has a real-time architecture based on Web Services and interlinked to about 15 partner applications (customer databases, specific events such as baggage progress, changes to departure gate, etc.).

The newly implemented platform allows the airlines to inform customers by SMS and/or email, wherever they are in the world, of any issues that might arise during their journey (delay, change of departure gate, etc.). The main technical and functional challenge of this project was to organize all of the communications in a secure manner, taking into account the full set of parameters to allow personalized contact with each passenger.

Jérôme Picard, Development Manager for Marketing, Revenue Management & Network at AIR FRANCE KLM “Atos successfully supported us in the design and execution of this new mobile service. We appreciated the professionalism shown by Atos's teams, who were able to strike the right balance between rigour and flexibility, both qualities that are essential to the success of a project of this nature.”

Eric Lévy-Bencheton, Partner Practice Sales & Marketing - Atos Consulting “We are proud of working directly with AIR FRANCE KLM to meet the key challenge of improving the customer relationship through the implementation of a real-time marketing mechanism that is totally customer-oriented. Atos has many references in numerous sectors, with high value-added services that enable its clients to stand out from their competitors.”

AIR FRANCE KLM, the result of a merger between AIR FRANCE and KLM in 2004, is one of the leading European air transport groups. Its main activities are the air transport of passengers and cargo as well as aircraft maintenance. In 2010-11, AIR FRANCE KLM carried 71.3 million passengers and 1.5 million tonnes of cargo. The group's fleet comprises more 590 aircraft, including 181 regional aircraft operated by its partners Brit Air, City Jet, Regional and KLM Cityhopper. Its network covers 254 destinations in 124 countries from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. The Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is leader in Europe and has over 19 million members.
With their partners Delta and Alitalia, AIR FRANCE and KLM operate the biggest transatlantic joint venture with more than 250 daily flights.
AIR FRANCE and KLM are members of the SkyTeam alliance which has 15 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 14,500 daily flights to 926 destinations in 173 countries.

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2010 pro forma revenues of EUR 8.6 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transport; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting and Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos WorldGrid.

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