Indian Market Leader Chooses SabreSonic, the Industry’s First New Generation Solution for Reservations and Passenger Management, as Part of Comprehensive Operational Technology Package
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, May 5 /PRNewswire/ — Sabre Airline Solutions today
announced a five-year contract with Jet Airways — the Indian domestic market
leader — that will take Jet Airways to new heights in the competitive sub-
continent. By implementing the technology package from Sabre Airline
Solutions, Jet Airways will have one of the most comprehensive and integrated
solutions in the industry. The airline will become the first airline in India
and one of the first in the industry to leverage the industry’s first new
generation solution for reservations and passenger management, including the
introduction of both e-ticketing and internet booking services revolutionizing
the Indian domestic and international market.
The Indian marketplace is set for huge growth in 2004, with the recent
approval of e-ticketing and Internet booking by the Indian government and
limited access to international flights for the four domestic carriers only
recently granted. With such growth opportunities among the world’s second
largest population (1 billion+), Jet Airways will need the competitive edge to
extend its lead over its competitors.
By selecting SabreSonic for the five-year contract, the full service
carrier has signaled a significant endorsement of the continued leadership of
Sabre Airline Solutions’ product suites in today’s airline management arena.
“It is our intention to have a long-term and continued relationship with
Sabre Airline Solutions,” said Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways.
“Beyond the value of the SabreSonic suite which includes the e-ticketing
capability with which we will revolutionize the Indian marketplace, Sabre
Airline Solutions has an integrated suite of offerings that can help us
automate our business more smartly and can help us to increase our market
share and profitability.”
Also included in the technology agreement is the deployment of Sabre
AirMax Revenue Manager, which is the first revenue management hosted sale to
any Indian airline, and represents the debut in India of the Sabre eMergo Web-
enabled solution, Sabre Airline Solutions’ applications service provider (ASP)
model. Jet Airways also has deployed Sabre Airline Solutions’ leading Flight
Operating System for daily movement control and flight planning functions.
The announcement comes as Sabre Airline Solutions extends its presence in
India through the opening of offices in Mumbai and the appointment of Graeme
Moorhouse as Regional Director.
“The Indian Market is poised for significant growth over the coming years
after recent government de-regulation,” said Moorhouse. “We intend to
leverage our position as global leader in innovative airline solutions to help
the Indian aviation industry best maximize this opportunity. Through Sabre
Airline Solutions’ market-leading products, Jet Airways has been able to
quickly maximize the recent deregulation of e-ticketing in India, steeling a
march on its competition.”
Jet will also benefit from the customer service potential and marketing
campaigns that will be possible through the customer relationship management
options they selected as part of the SabreSonic offering.
Jet Airways' portfolio of Sabre Airline Solutions products now includes: SabreSonic passenger management solution suite -- SabreSonic Res -- offering advanced reservations management capabilities for airlines of all sizes around the world. This capability provides carriers the ability to grow revenue efficiently and manage every channel of distribution. The offering includes the industry's leading online booking engine, along with shopping, ticketing and codeshare capabilities all managed from a single, easy- to-use graphical user interface (GUI). -- SabreSonic Check-In -- enabling both efficient passenger processing and a customer-centric focus both on and off airport. This suite will help Jet Airways streamline operations and enhance the customer travel experience. Capabilities in this suite include check-in, re- accommodation and automated fee collection capabilities, all managed from a single, easy-to-use GUI. -- SabreSonic Web -- a complete, fully hosted online booking tool that will enable Jet Airways to most efficiently display and sell -. at anytime, from anywhere -. the carrier's products over the Internet as well as those of selected travel partners such as other airlines and car and hotel providers. Travelers can see their flight options online and search for the schedule or fare that best meets their needs. They can also make hotel and car rental reservations from the home page. En route, travellers can view their itinerary, make changes to previous bookings, and receive real-time arrival and departure information on their mobile phones. -- SabreSonic Ticket -- will allow Jet Airways access to industry- leading, state-of-the-art e-ticketing functionality that eliminates the need to build costly systems for electronic ticket distribution and database maintenance. It also offers the ability for the airline to establish a link to SabreSonic's universal electronic ticket hub that provides cost-effective, efficient connectivity between a carrier and its ticketing partner airlines. Sabre AirMax Revenue Manager
Designed to enable airlines to optimize revenue by allocating the correct
seat inventory, and available as part of Sabre Airline Solutions’ eMergo ASP
service, the Revenue Management system is a sophisticated and robust system
that provides a flexible solution to utilize historical and current data to
forecast booking activity which helps to increase the profitability of fares.
Qik-Access Developer Tool
The Qik-Access Developer Tool gives companies the flexibility to customize
applications for the constantly evolving aviation business. It enables
modification of the system and integration of new technology and business
procedures such as customer relationship management tools and interfacing with
other computing environments. The developer requires no traditional computer
programming experience to perform system modification. Process experts can
rapidly create and modify applications to meet changing business needs.
Flight Operating System (FOS) helps airlines effectively manage flight
operations. Its real-time environment provides accurate, up-to-the-minute
information on an airline’s operational status and provides a cost-effective
approach for conducting airline operations in accordance with FAA/CAA/ICAO
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 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, SabreSonic,
Sabre AirMax Revenue Manager, Sabre eMergo, SabreSonic Res, SabreSonic Check-
In, SabreSonic Web, SabreSonic Ticket, Qik-Access Developer Tool and Flight
Operating System 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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