MOSCOW, November 1. /TASS/. All Russian airlines have switched to domestic ticket booking systems, either Leonardo (developed by Sirena and Rostec) or TAIS (developed by ORS), the Russian Ministry of Transport said on Tuesday.
"Fifty-three Russian airlines have shifted entirely to domestic automated ticket booking systems. It has been done to ensure information security and protect the personal data of passengers and crews, to ensure the independence of passenger services from foreign systems to avoid possible failures or outages," it said.
According to the ministry, the use of Russian ticket booking systems ensures Russia’s sovereignty over information flows during domestic flights and the confidentiality of personal data.
"Today, all Russian air carriers are using domestic ticket booking systems and are free from threats of unilateral termination of services of foreign providers. All settlements within the system are made in rubles. Our air companies and developers have managed to cope with migration in the difficult conditions stemming from Western partners’ refusal to provide original data," said Deputy Minister Dmitry Bakanov.
A government resolution compelling Russian air companies to switch to domestic ticket booking systems before November 1 was passed in August 2022.