Malaysia Airlines successfully implements full suite of Sabre Network Planning and Optimization technology as it enjoys robust rebound

Malaysia’s national carrier is now using six best-in-class Sabre solutions for enhanced decision support to make the most of every flight as it eyes full capacity recovery

SOUTHLAKE, Texas  – June 7, 2023Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, today announced the successful implementation of a full suite of Sabre Network Planning and Optimization solutions for Malaysia Airlines. The carrier has already started using these advanced Sabre solutions to optimize schedules, evaluate existing and future routes and partnerships, and make network planning decisions. 

This milestone marks the completion of the second phase of the Sabre solutions implementation with Malaysia Airlines. Earlier this year, Sabre Schedule Manager, Codeshare Manager, and Slot Manager solutions were completed, and the carrier is now also able to utilize Sabre Profit Manager, Fleet Manager, and Network Manager. Together, these solutions give Malaysia Airlines enhanced decision support tools to further improve schedule profitability, and optimize capacity with demand, aircraft utilization and network connectivity.  

“We’re thrilled that we can now take full advantage of a wide range of Sabre solutions as we move forward with ambitious plan to capture, and create, growth in the Malaysian travel ecosystem and post pandemic travel recovery,” said Mr Bryan Foong, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Malaysia Airlines. “We’re seeing the value these solutions are bringing us in making timely schedule changes operationally and profitably to respond to dynamic travel market condition changes as we continue to grow and optimize capacity to meet strong travel demand post pandemic.” 

Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, and part of the wider Malaysian Airlines Group, Malaysia Airlines flies an extensive global network with its own aircraft and through its codeshare partners. The carrier is now focused on ramping up capacity to pre-pandemic levels, and further optimizing its network and looking at future routes using these enhanced decision support tools by Sabre solutions, including the regeneration plan for Subang Airport, which will be transformed into a city airport hub.  

“Having worked together for more than two decades, we’re thrilled to have strengthened our long-standing, and valued, relationship with this important new milestone,” said Rakesh Narayanan, Vice President, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific, Travel Solutions, Airline Sales. “For airlines to gain a competitive advantage in today’s complex travel market, it is vital that they have the right tools to transition from making decisions based upon historic behaviours and can, instead, create schedules based on advanced analytics. Malaysia Airlines now has an extensive suite of best-in-class network planning tools that will provide them with invaluable decision-making support in their network and fleet management strategies.” 


About Sabre Corporation 
Sabre Corporation is a leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, serving a wide range of travel companies including airlines, hoteliers, travel agencies and other suppliers. The company provides retailing, distribution and fulfilment solutions that help its customers operate more efficiently, drive revenue and offer personalized traveller experiences. Through its leading travel marketplace, Sabre connects travel suppliers with buyers from around the globe. Sabre’s technology platform manages more than $260B worth of global travel spend annually. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information visit     

About Malaysia Airlines  
Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia, offering the best way to fly to, from and around Malaysia through its premium and full-service offerings. Malaysia Airlines carries up to 40,000 guests daily on memorable journeys inspired by Malaysia’s diverse richness. As the nation’s flag bearer, it embodies the incredible diversity of Malaysia; capturing its rich traditions, cultures and cuisines via its inimitable Malaysian Hospitality across all customer touch points. Since September 2015, the airline has been owned and operated by Malaysia Airlines Berhad. It is part of the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), a global aviation organisation that comprises of different aviation business and lifestyle travel solution portfolios aimed at serving global air travel needs. The airline is committed to facilitating safe and seamless travels by placing safety and hygiene as the anchor across all end-to-end consumer touchpoints in line with its MHFlySafe initiative. Via its alliance with oneworld®, Malaysia Airlines offers superior connectivity to more than 900 destinations in 170 territories across the globe. For more information, please visit and download the Malaysia Airlines app to get the latest promotions conveniently at your fingertips.