SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Mar 16, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hawaii-based Island Air and Sabre Airline Solutions, the
leading provider of software and services to the airline industry from
planning to execution, recently announced that Sabre Airline Solutions
automated the Hawaii-based carrier’s flight operations in less than 30
days by implementing the Sabre Flight Control Suite. The Flight
Control Suite allows the recently independent airline to operate
competitive schedules that serve passenger demand while meeting
dispatch requirements and overcoming disruptions to schedules.
Components of the Sabre Flight Control Suite include the Sabre
FliteTrac system with solutions for movement control, and Sabre
CrewTrac and Sabre CrewQual systems for crew management. The suite,
designed for airlines from start-up to mid- and large-size carriers,
is ideally suited for Island Air’s needs.
“From paper to computer in less than 30 days, these new systems
have allowed us to achieve a new level for our flight operations and
crew management offices through automation,” said Rob Mauracher,
Island Air CEO. “We are very pleased with the cooperation from Sabre
in moving us to a new tier.”
Island Air, acquired by Gavarnie Holding LLC in 2004 and now
independent from the Aloha Airgroup, is Hawaii’s leading regional
carrier, serving more destinations in Hawaii than any other airline.
Island Air offers 92 daily flights between the islands of Oahu, Maui,
Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii. One of the first challenges the independent
airline faced was changing business processes in many areas, including
flight operations and crew management.
The Sabre Airline Solutions team arrived at Island Air on Jan. 9
to begin the installation and training for the Flight Control Suite.
By the end of that week, the systems were in operation and the
training cycle was well underway. Training for the crew-related
systems was conducted the week of Jan. 23rd, and the full cut-over of
the systems was finalized on Jan. 31. Island Air became fully
automated in less than a month.
“We continue to invest in enhancing and expanding our Flight
Control Suite,” said Steve Clampett, president of Airline Products and
Services for Sabre Airline Solutions. “Our flight operations and crew
management solutions currently serve more than 175 customers
worldwide, including 71 carriers in North America. Island Air is one
of 10 new airlines in 2005 that implemented the Flight Control Suite.
Our goal is to expand our position as the leading global provider of
flight operations and crew management solutions. These systems are an
integral part of our strategy to provide end-to-end solutions and
services to the airline industry.”
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 650 contracts worldwide were signed in 2005 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
About Island Air
Island Air is Hawaii’s leading regional carrier, serving more
destinations in Hawaii than any other airline. Island Air now offers
92 daily flights between the islands of O’ahu (Honolulu International
Airport), Maui (Kahului Airport and West Maui’s Kapalua Airport),
Moloka’i (Ho’olehua Airport), Lana’i (Lana’i City Airport), Kaua’i
(Lihu’e Airport), and the Island of Hawai’i (Hilo International
Airport and Kona International Airport). For reservations and flight
information, visit islandair.com.
Sabre Airline Solutions, Sabre Flight Control Suite, Sabre
FliteTrac, Sabre CrewTrac, Sabre CrewQual and the Sabre Airline
Solutions logo 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.
SOURCE: Sabre Airline Solutions
Sabre Airline Solutions, Southlake Media Contact Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252 firstname.lastname@example.org or For Island Air Media Contact Moani Wright-Van Alst, 808-543-3519 email@example.com