Managing Staff and Equipment Resources
SOUTHLAKE, Texas and HONG KONG, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Sabre Airline
Solutions announced today that it has signed a major agreement in Asia with
Jardines Aviation Services Group (JASG) for the implementation of the region’s
first new-generation, integrated Resource Management Suite to efficiently
manage JASG staff and equipment resources. Terms of the agreement were not
The implementation will cover JASG passenger and ramp handling services at
Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok, Asia’s busiest airport with
more than 30 million passengers arriving or transiting annually. Currently,
JASG provides services for more than 30 airlines and cargo handlers.
The key enhancements of the resource management suite include Sabre
StaffPlan staff forecasting and planning system, Sabre StaffAdmin employee
tracking and assignment system, and Sabre StaffManager automated staff
allocation system. The implementation will enable JASG to:
-- significantly reduce the manual process in forecasting and planning tasks for staff and equipment, -- track and assign appropriate staff rosters, -- offer ground handling services at controlled cost, and -- handle increased business with budgeted resources.
According to David Clymo, JASG Finance Director, Sabre Airline Solutions
was awarded the contract due to the company’s ability to address specific
requirements unique to Hong Kong International Airport.
“JASG required an efficient and centralized staff and equipment planning
system for both passenger and ramp handling that would enable a move away from
the current non-centralized setup,” Clymo said. “We visited several Sabre
Airline Solutions RMS customers throughout Europe and could see similarities
with our operations. After an intensive evaluation, Sabre Airline Solutions
was proven to offer the best-of-breed customized solution for the requirements
of JASG, which was instrumental in the contract win.”
Cameron Curtis, Asia Pacific vice president for Sabre Airline Solutions,
said the JASG implementation demonstrates the company’s ability to partner
with different areas of the aviation industry and show proven results.
“This contract win with JASG validates our aptitude in tailoring solutions
for all areas of the aviation industry, not just airlines,” said Curtis. “By
listening to client requirements Sabre Airline Solutions is able to leverage
our solutions expertise and experience in delivering functional and process
enhancements that provide a rapid and measurable return on investment.”
Sabre Airline Solutions has an enviable client list throughout the Asia
Pacific region including airlines, Asian government departments and ground
handling companies. The company is the Asia Pacific market leader in aviation
technology and has experienced rapid growth in the region. More than
65 contracts have been signed in 2003 across a broad product portfolio, which
includes flight planning and scheduling, flight operations, crew management,
cargo operations and revenue management.
Currently, Sabre Airline Solutions counts more than 30 Asia Pacific
airlines as customers, including Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China
Airlines, THAI, China Eastern, China Southern, Qantas and Singapore Airlines.
About Sabre Airline Solutions
Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s largest
provider of software products, reservation and departure control systems and
consulting services to help airlines simplify operations and lower costs.
Over 200 airlines worldwide use Sabre Airline Solution’s broad portfolio of
software solutions for decision-support tools to increase revenues and improve
operations. More than 90 airlines worldwide rely on Sabre Airline Solutions
for their reservation and departure control systems, with 16 new carriers and
eight renewals signing in 2002. In addition, more than 100 clients worldwide
have turned to Sabre Airline Solutions consulting group for strategic,
commercial and operational consulting. More than 300 contracts were signed in
2002 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, StaffPlan,
StaffAdmin and StaffManager(TM) 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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