ATA Selects Sabre Airline Solutions

ATA Airlines, the 10th largest U.S.-based airline, recently selected the Sabre Streamline Resource Management Suite from Sabre Airline Solutions, the industry leader in airline operations technology, to increase its operational efficiency by optimally planning and allocating employee resources. ATA will utilize the following modules of the Streamline suite: the Sabre StaffPlan staff forecasting and planning system, Sabre StaffAdmin employee tracking and assignment system, and the Sabre StaffManager automated staff allocation system.

“We wanted a complete resource management system that could help us plan and manage employee resources,” said Doug Yakola, vice president of station operations for ATA. “The solution had to be flexible and adaptable not only to address our current needs, but also our future business goals. Our primary goal was to find a partner that had the experience and ability to tailor a product for our needs, yet still meet our absolute requirement to do so in the most cost efficient way possible. After an intensive evaluation, the Streamline suite was proven to offer the solution that best fits our needs.”

The Streamline suite represents a comprehensive solution for staff resource management. The suite helps airlines continue to grow while maintaining cost leadership through operational efficiency, integrated systems, and optimal resource planning and allocation. The Streamline suite helps airlines automate staffing processes so that airline personnel can focus on making faster, more accurate decisions rather than spending time processing data.

Currently, more than 35 customers around the world—including the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, bmi and Cathay Pacific Airways—utilize tools from the Streamline suite. In the last six months, low-cost carriers such as Frontier Airlines and WestJet have selected modules of the Streamline suite to help automate their resource allocation process.

“The necessity to improve operational efficiencies as they relate to resource planning is increasingly evident as the LCCs continue to grow their business,” said Steve Clampett, president of Airline Products and Services for Sabre Airline Solutions. “Growth can bring new challenges, and the LCCs are seeking proven, integrated technology like the Streamline suite to continue to drive improved resource utilization to maintain their cost advantage without introducing complexity.”

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The Streamline suite has proven return on investment for existing customers, which include:

—The StaffPlan system: reduces staffing requirements by up to 25 percent through improved shift schedules and improves staff utilization by up to seven percent through increased cross-utilization.

—The StaffAdmin system: provides improvements of up to five percent in staff utilization through improved rostering and improves administrative staff productivity by up to 20 percent.

—The StaffManager system: reduces flight delay costs by up to five percent and improves utilization of staff and resources by up to 25 percent.

“The need for carriers to incorporate technology to help them work smarter and faster in an extremely competitive environment will only continue,” Clampett said. “The Streamline suite has proven its value to help companies focus resources on the tasks that matter most and bring the best value to their traveling customers.”
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