SINGAPORE & SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 22, 2004–In a
move to improve Valuair’s seat inventory accessibility to travel
agents, the airline today announced its successful cutover to
SabreSonic’s reservation suite.
At a simple inauguration ceremony, Valuair’s Chairman, Lim Chin
Beng emphasized the need to continue to develop and enhance Valuair’s
relationship with the travel trade. “Our cutover to SabreSonic is a
significant development as this will help the travel trade to not only
have greater accessibility to our fares but also enhance our
capabilities for e-ticketing, Internet booking and expanded GDS
Valuair, which recently announced the commencement of daily
flights to Perth, is also planning to launch a second daily service to
Hong Kong on December 1st.
“The modular architecture and flexible pricing of SabreSonic
allows Valuair to use a variety of distribution channels to offer the
most advanced travel experience at an affordable price point that
works well with its business model,” said Gianni Marostica, president
of the SabreSonic business for Sabre Airline Solutions.
With Valuair’s new reservation system, one of the biggest
beneficiaries are set to be travel agents who will now find it easier
to package Valuair’s airfare with accommodation and tours. In the
future, Valuair will also be able to extend its service offering to
offer code-sharing and interlining capabilities. Passengers also will
benefit from the enhanced customer care features this suite provides.
Valuair is Singapore’s first mid-frills airline operating out of
Singapore Changi Airport. Founded by Mr. Lim Chin Beng, Valuair
commenced operations in May 2004 and currently flies twice daily to
Bangkok, Jakarta and once a day to Hong Kong on A320’s. Come 1
December 2004, Valuair will have a daily flight service to its fourth
destination – Perth and offer a second daily flight to Hong Kong.
Valuair offers passengers all the comforts not usually associated with
a budget airline such as a 32-34 inch seat pitch (legroom) with
leather seats, assigned seating, 20kg baggage allowance, transparent
fare structure, light meals and on-board service which is refreshingly
different. For more information on fares, flight schedules and
bookings, please log on to www.valuair.com.sg.
About Sabre Airline Solutions
Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s
largest provider of software products, reservations and departure
control systems and other passenger management systems, and consulting
services that help airlines simplify operations and lower costs. Sabre
Airline Solutions’ proven leadership is demonstrated by the growing
number of airlines that leverage the technology and services: More
than 200 airlines worldwide use Sabre Airline Solutions’ broad
portfolio of smart solutions for decision-support tools to increase
revenues and improve operations. More than 100 airlines worldwide rely
on Sabre Airline Solutions for passenger management solutions, with 15
new carriers added and nine carrier renewals for SabreSonic Res
advanced reservations in 2003. In addition, more than 100 clients
worldwide have turned to Sabre Airline Solutions consulting group for
strategic, commercial and operational consulting. More than 500
contracts worldwide were signed in 2003 within Sabre Airline
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
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