Navitaire LLC is a transportation industry technology services subsidiary of multinational IT Provider for the global travel and tourism industry Amadeus IT Group. Navitaire primarily offers systems for passenger reservations, travel commerce, ancillary revenue and merchandising, as well as revenue accounting and revenue management to airlines and rail companies. Navitaire is a subsidiary of Amadeus that provides technology services to the airline and rail industries. Its headquarters are in Minneapolis and it operates offices in London, Manila, Salt Lake City, and Sydney. It has data centers in Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, and Sydney. David Evans has held the role of global managing director of Navitaire since 2013. Navitaire has approximately 60 clients and 750 employees. The company typically works with low-cost carriers (LCC) and hybrid airlines and is the leading passenger service system provider for the LCC market. As of 2014, Navitaire serves 43% of the top 100 LCCs, and 47% of the top 30 LCCs as measured by seats sold per week. Clients include airlines Wizz Air, Jetstar, Spirit Airlines, HK Express, and Volaris. The company also works with railway company SNCF and its subsidiary iDGTV. Navitaire was founded as PRA Solutions in 1993 by Accenture. As PRA Solutions, Navitaire initially provided airline revenue accounting software and revenue protection software for airlines. The company then moved into developing a direct-distribution platform to book airline reservations through a solution called via World Network, an alternative to the global distribution system traditionally used by travel agents to sell airline flights. In 2000, PRA Solutions purchased the Open Skies reservation system from Hewlett Packard. The following year, in 2001, PRA Solutions changed its name to Navitaire. Navitaire continued to invest in the Open Skies platform to add new capabilities. For example, in 2002, Navitaire implemented codeshare technology for Virgin Blue, and the company later introduced multi-city bookings at the request of Jetstar. Following Hewlett Packards announcement in 2001 of its plans to discontinue support for the HP3000 hardware that the Open Skies system operated on, Navitaire began developing its replacement reservation system called New Skies. The company began converting clients to the new system in 2005.