Phuket Air Selects Sabre Airline Solutions’ Passenger Solutions Suite

19th Dec 2003

Sabre Airline Solutions
announced today that Phuket Air
has signed an agreement for a suite of advanced reservations and departure control systems, which will allow the airline to improve distribution to travel agencies, create greater efficiency in booking capabilities and lead directly to increased revenue.
Phuket Air began operations in December 2001 with two aircraft servicing Ranong and Phuket from Bangkok. Today the airline services six domestic routes in Thailand as well as two regional international destinations.

Phuket Air awarded Sabre Airline Solutions the five-year contract following a detailed review of several reservation hosting providers. The implementation will include Sabre Passenger Reservation System, Sabre ACSI international airport check-in system, Sabre AirOps Load Manager, weight and balance system, and a suite of Sabre Qik products for the airline’s operations.

Kanin Phuvastien, Senior Vice President of Phuket Airlines Co., Ltd., said Sabre Airline Solutions would aid the continued expansion of the airline through these advanced applications.

“Phuket Air has experienced exceptional growth in the first two years of operations and we aim to improve our reservations efficiency and the level of services offered to our customers with this implementation,” said Phuvastien. “Sabre Airline Solutions is also allowing more extensive distribution options by our participation in a number of global distribution systems.”

Cameron Curtis, Asia Pacific vice president, for Sabre Airline Solutions, said the contract with Phuket Air, coupled with other recent reservation contract wins, demonstrates that Sabre Airline Solutions is able to deliver high quality, cost-efficient reservations and departure control solutions for airlines of various sizes throughout Asia Pacific.


“Phuket Air will benefit from access to the broad suite of functionality utilized by more than 90 airlines globally to achieve goals such as improved distribution and revenue growth,” said Curtis. “Throughout the past 12 months, and particularly in Asia, Sabre Airline Solutions has constantly shown the industry that we can work within tight deadlines across different sized airlines, all of which are able to display a positive return on their investment.”

Phuket Air is one of the new breeds of independent carriers that are achieving success within the Asia Pacific region by offering a full service product on domestic routes and international regional routes.

More than 90 airlines world-wide rely on Sabre Airline Solutions for reservations and departure control systems, with Phuket Air joining a number of Asia Pacific based airlines, including Bangkok Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Jet Airways and regional Australian airlines Regional Express (REX), Skywest and Alliance.


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