SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Birmingham, England-based
regional European carrier, duo Airways Limited, has signed an agreement with
Sabre Airline Solutions for Sabre FliteTrac operations control and flight
following system to facilitate the airline’s business and regulatory
requirements for monitoring flight status.
FliteTrac gathers data such as flight number and date, origin and
destination, departure time, assigned aircraft, fuel data, passenger list
(both planned and actual) and the original, revised, estimated and actual
Benefits of FliteTrac include increased personnel productivity, reduced
operations controller workload, easy-to-read graphical data, and constant
awareness of fleet status. Features include integration with an airline’s
legacy systems, a customizable user interface, automatically updated database
information, and built-in reports.
“We are extremely impressed with this product,” said Richard King,
operations manager, duo Airways Limited. “All too often software packages
fail to deliver against expectations. FliteTrac is an exception to this
industry norm — not only does it deliver what we wanted, it does more.”
FliteTrac was installed at duo in record time to help the airline’s
operations personnel readily monitor the status of flights in line with
business and regulatory requirements. By interfacing with duo’s computer
reservation system, the FliteTrac system can display real-time flight
information in a Gantt chart format, with color-coding defined by the carrier,
to indicate flight status.
Vinay Dube, vice president, Sabre Airline Solutions for the Europe, Middle
East and Africa region, added: “One of our strengths is leveraging our robust
technology arsenal to provide affordable, quick solutions for carriers of all
sizes. And, with our knowledge of the industry, the region, and an
understanding of duo’s immediate business needs, we were able to implement
this solution on an accelerated basis.”
Sabre Airline Solutions currently has 61 FliteTrac customers globally.
The contract with duo adds to the momentum of European carriers opting for the
smart technology available from Sabre Airline Solutions — with nearly
90 contracts signed in the region during the past 12 months.
About duo Airways Limited
Created from the management buy-out of Maersk Air Limited (Birmingham) in
2003, duo is the new European airline flying from Birmingham and Edinburgh to
14 European destinations.
Maersk Air Ltd operated for over 10 years under a British Airways
franchise agreement from Birmingham. The management team and staff who set up
duo have many years’ experience in the aviation industry. The management buy-
out means that all the staff own a part of the company and therefore play a
crucial role in its future success. It now employs over 300 people, including
its own engineering department, which maintains its fleet of eight aircraft.
About Sabre Airline Solutions
Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s largest
provider of software products, reservation and departure control systems and
consulting services to help airlines simplify operations and lower costs.
Over 200 airlines worldwide use Sabre Airline Solution’s broad portfolio of
software solutions for decision-support tools to increase revenues and improve
operations. Over 100 airlines worldwide rely on Sabre Airline Solutions for
passenger management solutions, with 15 new carriers added and nine carrier
renewals for SabreSonic Res advanced reservations and departure control
systems in 2003. In addition, more than 100 clients worldwide have turned to
Sabre Airline Solutions consulting group for strategic, commercial and
operational consulting. More than 500 contracts worldwide were signed in 2003
within Sabre Airline Solutions.
Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE: TSG) is a world leader in travel
commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology
solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is
available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com/
Sabre Airline Solutions, the Sabre Airline Solutions logo and Sabre
FliteTrac are trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of Sabre
Holdings Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names
are the property of their respective owners.
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