(PRWEB) May 12, 2004
Travelstart Nordic AB, one of ScandinaviaÂs top online travel companies has taken control of Openjet Ltd., a 2 year old Irish company who entered the online travel market in 2003.
Openjet was founded in 2002 by Pat OÂShea, who is also Managing Director of the company. The company runs the successful website http://www.openjet.com that specializes in getting the best out no frills airfares within Europe. Openjet enjoys as a growing market of customers in the UK and incoming US customers, as well as many customers from continental Europe.
Travelstart Nordic AB will use the acquisition as a first step in itÂ´s Intternational roll out.
Stephan Ekbergh, CEO, Travelstart Nordic AB, said today Âopenjet is a valuable acquisition to us. It brings a Europe-wide, if not world-wide flavor to our operations, which have been somewhat concentrated in Scandinavia,Â adding jokingly ,ÂWe feel like 21st Century Vikings coming to Ireland- but this time we come on cheap flights, and our treasure is Irish ingenuityÂ
Whilst some IT operations, and customer support will be moved to TravelstartÂs Headquarters in Sweden, and their call centre in South Africa, Openjet Ltd. will remain an Irish entity, and Pat OÂShea will continue to work for the company as Business Development and Marketing Manager for the UK, Ireland and the US.
Openjaw Technologies of Dublin will be retained as core software providers to the firm and already have been contracted to add further airlines to the suite of No Frills airlines that feature on openjet.com
Commenting in Cork today Pat OÂShea said Âopenjet have pioneered the current virtual interlining of no frills airlines within Europe and have saved money and time for 1000Âs of customers- with the support of our new parent company we can add further to openjetÂs offering by adding new airlines, languages and services, that will make openjet EuropeÂs top site for cheap air travel within Europe.Â