10-Mar-2006 10:44 AM
Jet Airways Selects Sabre Airline Solutions Scheduling Suite; Major Indian Airline Selects Planning
Sabre Airline Solutions today announced that Jet Airways, the domestic market leader, has chosen Sabre AirFlite Schedule Manager and Sabre AirFlite Fleet Manager to enhance its flight planning and scheduling decision-making capabilities.
Schedule Manager enables Jet Airways to tightly manage its flight schedule and code share flights -- an essential requirement in today's international aviation environment. Fleet Manager enables Jet Airways to optimally allocate its fleet to meet "close-in" market demand and choose the best routes and flights to improve total network profitability.
"Making informed decisions around flight scheduling is an essential part of any airline -- and Jet Airways is no exception. Using Schedule Manager, we will be able to build, visualize, edit and distribute our flight schedules more quickly and easily than before," said Mr. Anthony D'sa, general manager, planning. "In fact, as we look to significantly expand our fleet and network destinations over the next two years and beyond, we will be using these new applications and processes from Sabre Airline Solutions to better optimize our network."
He added, "The other practical benefit of Schedule Manager is the way it can automate the management of code-share flights. As a result, it will be easier to expand the size and number of code-share agreements, thereby driving increased revenue for us."
Andrew Powell, regional vice president, Sabre Airline Solutions, said, "We are committed to supporting the incredible success story at Jet Airways. As their business continues to expand and diversify into the international arena, we will deliver the airline application solutions that Jet Airways needs to remain at the cutting edge of the Indian aviation market."
"Sixteen airlines across Asia Pacific are now running the Sabre AirFlite Planning and Scheduling Suite to manage their networks with Jet Airways becoming the first carrier in India to join this growing community," Powell said. "Jet Airways will now be in a position to evaluate more options and make quicker decisions about its network and schedules, which constantly need to be adapted to shifts in market demand. The ability to adapt quickly to the constant shifts in market demand closer to day of operations will give Jet Airways a competitive advantage."
Sabre Airline Solutions provides Jet Airways with multiple integrated solutions including: passenger solutions, flight operations, revenue management and now scheduling and network planning, which ultimately means that more departments across the airline are better informed with up-to-date information from other areas of the business. Decision making and operational processes are now quicker and easier through the partnership with Sabre Airline Solutions.
Sabre Airline Solutions has invested millions of dollars in the redesigning of the AirFlite suite to an open integrated architecture, enabling better usability, integration and decision support. The contract with Jet Airways is another sign of the continuing interest in this "state-of-the-art" application suite.
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