ITA Software signs deal with Air Canada
ITA Software Inc., a Cambridge company that makes large software systems for airlines and online travel booking services, said it closed a multi-year contract worth several million dollars with Air Canada.
The airline plans by late next year to deploy an ITA system to handle reservations, seat assignments, and check-in and airport operations functions.
Precise terms of the deal were not disclosed. Air Canada, which flies to 150 destinations, is the 14th biggest airline in the world, carrying about 30 million passengers annually.
ITA in January closed a $100 million round of venture capital funding, the biggest software VC deal in Massachusetts in five years. It has also sold software systems to Continental Airlines, US Airways, Kayak.com and Orbitz.com. ITA is currently in the process of expanding to 300 employees by year's end, up from 175 in January.
(By Peter J. Howe, Globe staff)