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Saudi Airlines chooses Sabre Solutions

Jeddah, January 9, 2008

Saudi Arabian Airlines and Sabre Airline Solutions have signed four separate agreements for advanced technology business solutions in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

These four agreements, which involve the implementation of Saudi Arabian Airlines’ three-year IT transformation programme as part of its IT Master Plan, are important elements of the airline’s goals, including improving the passengers' customer experience, said an official spokesman.

“The implementation of these systems will improve the passenger experience through increasing the reliability, resilience and competitiveness of Saudi Arabian Airlines,” said director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines Khalid Almolhem.

“We selected Sabre Airline Solutions to provide these important solutions because of their experience, high quality results and because they demonstrated their willingness to partner with us for success,” he added.

Sabre Airline Solutions, the global leader of software and services for the airline industry from planning through execution, believes its technology will help the airline achieve its goals of being a leading, world-class carrier.

“Saudi Arabian Airlines has purchased our world-leading solutions in order to improve the performance of their airline and we take this very seriously,” said president of airline products and solutions for Sabre Airline Solutions Steve Clampett.

“The airline will be receiving the exact same solutions we provide to world-leading airlines including British Airways, Air France, American Airlines, Japan Airlines and Singapore Airlines.  When their implementation is complete, Saudi Arabian Airlines will have the most advanced versions of these solutions in airline operations.  These solutions have proven to provide measurable operational and financial improvements for our airline customers,” he added.

The Sabre solutions selected by Saudi Arabian Airlines cover four specific areas of the airline’s business:

The network management solutions bundle features Sabre Airline Solutions’ industry-leading Sabre AirFlite Planning and Scheduling Suite, the Sabre AirPrice fare management system and the Sabre AirMax Revenue Management Suite including, group management capabilities, as well as business consulting solutions.  These solutions will improve the competitiveness of Saudi Arabian Airlines and its ability to react quickly to changing market conditions.

The operations solutions bundle features Sabre Airline Solutions’ advanced modeling Sabre Dispatch Manager and flight tracking suite, and the Sabre AirCrews Crew Management Suite, as well as business consulting solutions.  These solutions will ensure that Saudi Arabian Airlines’ operation is efficient and will effectively manage even the most challenging operational situations.
The ground handling solutions bundle features the Sabre Streamline Resource Management Suite of business solutions.  These solutions will help Saudi Arabian Airlines proficiently manage airport operations at its key hubs to maintain on-time performance.

The cargo revenue management solutions bundle features the Sabre CargoMax Revenue and Pricing Suite for managing cargo capacity control, cargo routing and cargo pricing.  These solutions will help Saudi Arabian Airlines develop a highly competitive cargo offering.

Sabre Airlines Solutions will work with the airline over the next two yeas to deliver these critical business tools.

The solutions will be used by the airline for its primary operations as well as for its Haj and Umra religious charters and its Royal and VIP operations. 

Each of the Sabre Airline Solutions suites selected by Saudi Arabian Airlines includes business consulting from Sabre Airline Solutions’ consulting experts, implementation and on-site training in Jeddah as well as hosting services on Sabre Airline Solutions’ eMergo Web Access platform, an enhanc




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