Built a centralized inventory hub
The AltexSoft team created a centralized inventory hub for managing flight content from different suppliers. To enable access to all information from a single place, we developed a unified search and booking API. It handles communications with all endpoints and brings data from different sources into a standard, digestible format. This not only enhanced the quality of information but also reduced integration pains for Issta B2B partners.
Created a new backend to facilitate flight booking
The client’s platform was built on legacy technologies which hampered search, booking, and ticketing processes. Our team created a new backend on .NET Core to ensure that operations are performed in a logical order. Though a search and booking flow varies from supplier to supplier, we standardized it as much as possible enhancing flight shopping across multiple channels. This reduced technical support costs and increased search speed by 8 seconds.
Expanded content variety
Our team expanded the flight geography and the variety of options available via Issta, connecting the inventory hub to multiple suppliers — namely, Amadeus, Travelport, Travelfusion, Bravofly, and Alp (a local distribution system.) In the future, we will add APIs of local airlines to drive even more direct sales.
Ensured smooth integration and high quality of code
To integrate new functionality with the Issta platform, we opted for microservices architecture and built the inventory hub infrastructure on Azure Kubernetes Service. Before deployment, our team covered 95 percent of the code with unit testing to satisfy quality standards set by the client.
Approach and Technical Info
The total scope of the project reached 7 man-years. The project, ongoing for two years, continues. Four professionals are involved from our side: 2 backend engineers, a principal developer, and a solution architect.
The technology stack included .NET Core (for backend), Docker, OpenAPI Specification (OAS), Swagger (for API documentation), Microsoft Azure, Azure Kubernetes Service (for microservices).
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