Landmark agreement signed committing Sabre to deliver an end-to-end platform of airline operations and crew solutions as Southeast Asia’s leading low-cost carrier pushes regional growth
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, SINGAPORE and JAKARTA, Indonesia – April 14, 2016 – Lion Air, Southeast Asia’s leading low-cost carrier, has selected leading global technology provider Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) to deliver an end-to-end airline operations and crew management platform that will optimise daily operations and reduce costs.
Sabre AirCentre’s airline operations, crew and disruption management technologies and mobile capabilities are being deployed simultaneously across Indonesia’s largest private carrier and its entire group of subsidiary airlines – Batik Air, Wings Air, Malindo Air, and Thai Lion Air; supporting route network and fleet growth in the region.
By 2034, Asia Pacific will make up over 40 percent of global passenger traffic[i], placing increasing pressure on airport capacity levels and the airlines operating in them.
“To address growing complexities facing the airline operations environment, we’ve been investing in new technologies and key strategic partnerships to deliver an integrated suite of solutions that seamlessly controls all operations from routine planning and execution to managing unexpected disruptions,” said Kamal Qatato, vice president, Sabre Airline Solutions. “Through one unified operations platform we will help Lion Air deliver consistently on customer expectations and on-time commitments, while creating greater efficiencies and achieving lower operating costs.”
“As we undergo rapid route and network growth at the Lion Air Group of airlines, Sabre’s unique, end-to-end platform matches the breadth of our needs. As part of this platform, we are also receiving the highest standards of quality and sophistication in the individual solutions. With this agreement, we are able to scale as well as streamline our operations while creating efficiencies and cost savings across all five airlines,” said Edward Sirait, CEO of Lion Air Group.
The Sabre AirCentre Operations and Crew Platform includes Sabre® AirCentre™ Movement Manager, Sabre’s leading aircraft tracking solution, and Sabre® AirCentre™ Crew Manager, the next-generation Sabre crew management platform. It also includes advanced pairing and rostering solutions delivered in conjunction with AD OPT, a leading provider of crew planning solutions, that will simplify crew planning processes, improve productivity, and enhance crew satisfaction.
Other notable solutions include Sabre® AirCentre™ Recovery Manager, a cutting-edge disruption management tool, and Sabre® AirCentre™ Crew Connection, a new web technology allowing trackers, controllers and crew to take advantage of real-time communications and integrated services.
 By 2034, Asia Pacific will make up 42 percent of global passenger traffic, the joint-highest region alongside the Middle East - IATA Air Passenger Forecast, Nov 2015
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