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API Management Platform Key to Becoming Digital Enterprise
LOS ANGELES, November 29, 2015 – Akana, a leading provider of API Management, API security and Cloud Integration solutions, announced today that Aeromexico, Mexico's flag carrier, has selected Akana's API management platform to enable its transformation into a digital enterprise. By enabling secure and manageable application programming interfaces (APIs) for Aeromexico, Akana gives the airline the ability to be more agile in its IT operations while safely exposing multiple backend systems and data sources to partner firms.
"API management is part of a much broader effort to transform the airline into a real digital enterprise, but it's an absolutely critical aspect of the process," said Benjamin Hernandez, CIO of Aeromexico. "How you connect with the outside world - and how efficiently you can do it - is a make or break proposition for an organization of this size and complexity. Akana's technologies give us a lot of confidence that we will be able to reap the rewards of digital business economically and securely."
Aeromexico employs APIs and Akana's API Management to extend its digital ecosystem. APIs make it possible for Aeromexico to expand its mobile app program and make it possible for partners, such as hotel chains and cruise ship lines, to tap into Aeromexico's systems in real time. External developers will be able to create apps and websites that can access Aeromexico APIs. Akana's solution lets Aeromexico create a controlled app developer community around its APIs. The Akana platform provides Aeromexico a way to manage the API traffic, authenticate and authorize API consumers, and monitor API performance and availability.
"We are excited to be part of Aeromexico's transformation," said Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President of Akana. "Aeromexico is a very forward-looking organization, with ambitious goals for the digital future of travel."
Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, operates more than 600 daily flights and its main hub is in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features more than 80 cities on three continents, including 46 destinations in Mexico, 16 in the United States, 16 in Latin America, three in Canada, three in Europe and two in Asia.
The Group's fleet of about 130 aircraft is comprised of Boeing 787, 777 and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 145, 170, 175 and 190 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX B737 jet airliners and 10 B787-9 Dreamliners.
As a founding member of SkyTeam, the airline alliance which this year celebrates its 15th anniversary, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 179 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 636 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its codeshare partner flights with Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines and Westjet with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia and Peru.
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