MOSCOW (Sabre Airline Solutions) - Russian aviation start-up Air Management Group (AMG) has contracted with Sabre Airline Solutions to help operate its new Moscow-based air taxi services under the "DEXTER" brand.
DEXTER is operating light aircraft configured with four or six comfortable seats specially designed for frequent business travelers.
"The idea is to offer business travelers an uninterrupted, efficient, safe and quick point-to-point transport service between cities where direct air connection is congested, irregular or simply does not exist at all," said Evgeny Andrachnikov, chairman of the board of AMG.
"We are also selling on the concept of flexibility, so our operational and decision-support technology needed to be able to help us with this."
DEXTER is using the Sabre Rocade Airline Operations suite of products in order to manage its growing fleet of 250 aircraft that make more than 1500 departures a day in and around Russia. Sabre's suite of products provides a complete solution for efficient and flexible fleet and crew planning, and operations control. The products are scalable and can be used by small start-up airlines as well as medium-sized businesses with up to 150 aircraft.
Offering a standard solution, they are designed to support any type of airline operations including business, scheduled, low-cost, charter, cargo or any combination thereof. The products are used by some 70 airlines, most of which are based in Europe and Asia
Murray Smyth, Sabre Airline Solutions' senior vice-president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said there was growing interest across Europe in the idea of small, comfortable air-taxi services aimed exclusively at the business traveler.
"As airports become increasingly congested and scheduled business routes grow more crowded, there's a definite niche opening up," he said. "Sabre is perfectly placed to help. The scale and breadth of our operational and decision-support products mean I can be talking to British Airways in the morning and AMG in the afternoon."
The commercial aviation sector in Russia is booming, and Sabre Airline Solutions is the leading airline IT provider there. In March this year Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot underwent a massive IT upgrade, moving entirely to the SabreSonic set of reservations and passenger management products.
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