Shenzhen Airlines signs on Sabre

Shenzhen Airlines has contracted with
Sabre Airline Solutions to boost its flight scheduling functions via
the Sabre AirFlite Planning and Scheduling suite of solutions.

By using the AirFlite suite, Shenzhen Airlines, one of the biggest
private carriers in China to have emerged since the Chinese aviation
market opened up in 2004, has stepped up efforts to even the playing
field and compete more effectively with larger carriers. The AirFlite
suite enables Shenzhen Airlines to quickly decide where to deploy its
aircraft, at what time of day and day of week. This gives the
travelling public the best possible combination of flights for the
available aircraft.

“Shenzhen Airlines has a clearly defined growth path for the next nine
years,” said Dr. Peter Liu, chief information officer of Shenzen
Airlines. “One of the key enablers of this growth involves the
adoption of technology and industry best practices in all parts of the
airline. We have identified Sabre Airline Solutions as our preferred
partner for airline technology and expertise after a long and thorough

“Shenzhen Airlines, now operating with more than 50 aircraft, is one
of the most exciting airlines in that part of the world,” said Andrew
Powell, Sabre Airline Solutions’ regional vice president-Asia/Pacific. 
“The close proximity of Shenzhen to Hong Kong gives Shenzhen Airlines
a great opportunity to provide a competitive alternative for mainland
Chinese passengers travelling to and from Hong Kong or taking
connecting flights through Hong Kong. The airline’s dynamic and
positive corporate culture also gives it an edge because it can adopt
changes in business practices quicker and easier. We are thrilled to
work with Shenzhen Airlines.”