Business Editors/Travel Writers
TORONTO & SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 28,
2006–Toronto-based Porter Airlines Inc., Canada’s newest carrier, and
Sabre Airline Solutions, the global leader of software and services
for the airline industry from planning to execution, today announced
that Porter will launch its service in October 2006 using the Sabre(R)
Flight Control Suite. The package helps maintain operational control,
manage crew tracking and compliance, and produce optimized flight
plans for flights to and from destinations in Canada and the United
States. By selecting Sabre FliteTrac, CrewTrac and Dispatch Manager
systems to provide business-critical functionality, Porter Airlines
joins more than 60 North American carriers that rely on the long track
record of Sabre Airline Solutions for providing fully automated and
integrated flight operations solutions.
“Porter Airlines selected the CrewTrac, FliteTrac and Dispatch
Manager systems because of the ability to seamlessly integrate with
third-parties and provide us with a complete dispatch solution for our
aircraft,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.
The Flight Control Suite is designed to streamline crew and flight
operations, regardless of airline size. Often referred to as “SOC in a
box,” these products fully automate an airline’s systems operations
control (SOC) center and manage crew assignments. Airlines benefit
with improved operational coordination and enhanced personnel
efficiency, adding to bottom-line performance in today’s highly
“As a start-up airline, Porter has to ensure that critical
business areas will be ready to go on the first day of operations,”
said Ilia Kostov, Sabre Airline Solutions’ vice president of airline
operations. “Choosing the Flight Control Suite, a proven and highly
effective solution, allows the airline’s personnel to concentrate on
trouble-free operations and exemplary passenger service. Additionally,
Porter can operate from day one with the business advantage of
improved crew utilization, better regulatory compliance, improved
aircraft utilization and reduced delays due to crew and/or aircraft
About Sabre Airline Solutions
Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s
largest provider of products to help airlines market, sell, serve and
operate from planning to execution.
More than 200 airlines use its broad portfolio of decision-support
tools to increase revenues and improve operations. More than 100
airlines rely on Sabre Airline Solutions for passenger management
solutions, while a similar number have turned to the company’s
consulting group for strategic, commercial and operational advice.
More than 500 contracts worldwide were signed in 2004 for Sabre
Airline Solutions’ leading technology solutions.
Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) connects people with the world’s
greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and
providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel
industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at
Sabre Airline Solutions, Sabre, FliteTrac, CrewTrac, CrewQual and
the Sabre Airline Solutions logo are trademarks and/or service marks
of an affiliate of Sabre Holdings Corp. All other trademarks, service
marks, and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
About Porter Airlines Inc.
Porter Airlines Inc. is a regional passenger carrier that will
operate out of Toronto City Centre Airport. The airline will begin
scheduled service in 2006, with plans to serve short-haul Canadian and
U.S. destinations within a 500-nm radius of the Greater Toronto Area.
Porter is a subsidiary of privately-held Porter Aviation Holdings Inc.
Visit www.flyporter.com for more information.
CONTACT: Sabre Airline Solutions, Southlake
Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252
MS&L for Porter Airlines
Brad Cicero, 416-847-1305
SOURCE: Sabre Airline Solutions