A complete re-design of the Prague Airport information portal.
Description of the solution
As part of the Internet portal development, several functional areas were created:
- VIP services reservation.
- Airline ticket reservation with a connection to the Královna on-line reservation system.
- Accommodation reservation, with connection to the booking.com reservation system.
- Tour reservation, including administration module in CMS LARS Vivo, for administration of tour offers and feedback.
- Arrivals and departures display, including connection to internal server (IS) of the company.
- Current weather.
- Integration of map of airport complex, supplied by third party.
- Extensive B2B section for partner airline companies.
- Parking charges calculator.
- Airport tax calculator.
- English version.
- Russian version.
The new portal is operated on a dedicated high access server infrastructure, which is optimised for highest visitor levels of hits during exceptional circumstances. Lundegaard designed and operates this solution.
The portal was given a complete overhaul, the aim of which was to create a new layout (designed by the Mark BBDO agency), and also to develop new online services, which were dependent on a new, robust system for administration and management of the content system (content management system or CMS). The main aim of modernising the CMS was to enable decentralisation of content management at the company. Allowing several dozen people to work on the website is an obvious requirement, and they are responsible for specific information nodes and cannot be involved in each other’s work. The regular workflow, where every change to a document has “ready for publication” status, is an interesting feature. The change is sent to a higher level of authority for approval.
Only when the approval has been made can amended information be visible on the website. Improper or incorrect modifications, or unwanted changes undergo such a double check.
Thanks to the use of CMS LARS Vivo, the full redesign process was carried out in three months and met all the goals of the Prague Airport company. Naturally, the text is published in two versions, Czech and English, with page interconnection where necessary.
In 2001, a third language version, Russian, was added. Due to the specific aspects of Cyrillic, Russian is a challenge, both in terms of administratively and site functioning. CMS LARS Vivo fulfilled all the requirements perfectly.
The Prague Airport won second prize in the Transport category of the WebTop100 2011 competition.