SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 1, 2004–Ethiopian
Airlines has signed a three-year agreement with Sabre Airline
Solutions for Sabre AirFlite Schedule Manager, helping the airline
develop a more efficient schedule, while improving the utilization of
its aircraft and providing customers with more flight options.
Schedule Manager considerably reduces schedule development time by
automating and simplifying scheduling tasks previously performed
manually, while letting schedulers remain in control of the
decision-making process. This improved productivity and
schedule-planning efficiency has resulted in some airlines increasing
their incremental revenues by up to three percent.
Schedule Manager also helps create a corporate-wide flight
scheduling database and provides easy connectivity to legacy systems,
while offering the ability for schedulers to view, edit and report
flight schedule information.
“As a critical link from Africa to the rest of the world, it is
vital that we can offer our customers as flexible a schedule as
possible,” said Henock Woubishet, director of Marketing Information
Systems for Ethiopian Airlines. “We chose to work with Sabre Airline
Solutions because its industry-proven flight scheduling product can do
just that. Moreover, it is our firm belief that further implementation
of the AirFlite Profit Manager will give us a solid
return-on-investment by keeping a close check on our profitability.”
Vinay Dube, vice president, Sabre Airline Solutions added: “We see
an increasing demand for automated scheduling tools. Having the right
schedule in place can have a huge impact on the bottom line so
airlines need to be able to make schedule, network and fleeting
decisions quickly and accurately — a process that can’t be done
manually in many cases. Our AirFlite tools are proven, reliable and
secure, which is why they are now in use by more than 60 airlines
The AirFlite suite is the industry standard for scheduling
software solutions. All of the top 10 airlines globally are using at
least one of the AirFlite suite’s scheduling products.
The contract with Ethiopian Airlines adds to the momentum of
EMEA-based carriers opting for the smart, proven and bankable
technology available from Sabre Airline Solutions — with nearly 90
contracts signed in the region during the past 12 months.
About Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines, with headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is
a commercial airline company currently serving over 40 international
and 28 domestic destinations in the transport of passengers and cargo.
In addition, more than half of its international destinations are in
Africa, thus the Airline’s tag line Africa’s Link to the World.
Ethiopian Airlines has embarked on modernizing its fleet with the
replacement of its older Boeing 737-200 and 767-200 aircraft with
newer 737-700 and 767-300 ER aircraft.
About Sabre Airline Solutions
Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s
largest provider of software products, reservations and departure
control systems and other passenger management systems, and consulting
services that help airlines simplify operations and lower costs. Sabre
Airline Solutions’ proven leadership is demonstrated by the growing
number of airlines that leverage the technology and services: More
than 200 airlines worldwide use Sabre Airline Solutions’ broad
portfolio of smart solutions for decision-support tools to increase
revenues and improve operations. More than 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 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
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.
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