SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 13, 2006–Gulf Air and TAP
are targeting savings in their on-board service costs. The two
carriers have signed up to use Sabre Airline Solutions’ AirServ
In-Flight Solutions, allowing them to integrate their entire range of
catering and cabin services and drive savings of up to 15 percent from
their total catering budgets.
The product is enabling e-business collaboration between the
airlines’ caterers, suppliers and warehouse operations across the
globe. It streamlines the entire range of in-flight operations across
each carrier’s network of business partners, transferring real-time
information to caterers and vendors.
Tariq Sultan, vice president of Gulf Air, said: “The AirServ
solutions give us the ability to automate all our catering and cabin
services, from menu planning and scheduling, beverage services and
duty free to entertainment, reading materials, cleaning services and
more. The software will deliver an immediate increase in operational
efficiency and a significant return on investment.”
Murray Smyth, Sabre Airline Solutions’ senior vice president for
Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said, “The decision by these two
very different airlines to use this one product demonstrates the
flexibility of our entire range and our ability to help any carrier,
regardless of size, improve efficiency and decrease costs.”
Users of the AirServ solutions have seen particularly significant
savings through automation of invoice auditing, resulting in reduced
mis-payments. Inventory costs are cut through better order visibility,
forecasting and control, while meal wastage is reduced through
accurate, automated passenger forecasting. The products also help the
carriers reduce distribution costs, decrease catering spend, and
increase ‘multiple provisioned’ or ‘back-catered’ flights.
About Sabre Airline Solutions
Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s
largest provider of products to help airlines market, sell, serve and
operate from planning to execution.
More than 200 airlines use its broad portfolio of decision-support
tools to increase revenues and improve operations. More than 100
airlines rely on Sabre Airline Solutions for passenger management
solutions, while a similar number have turned to the company’s
consulting group for strategic, commercial and operational advice.
More than 500 contracts worldwide were signed in 2004 for Sabre
Airline Solutions’ leading technology solutions.
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greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and
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