Air China Chooses Sabre for Advanced Flight Scheduling Tools

Sabre and Air China have signed a contract to add Sabre SlotManager to the airline`s flight scheduling department alongside Sabre PC AirFlite, further advancing the airlines scheduling capabilities.

The contract follows the recent merger of China Southwest Airlines and CNAC Zhejiang with Air China, giving the airline a total of 118 aircraft operating on more than 300 routes.

According to Li, Zeng De, Deputy Director of Planning and Scheduling, with the addition of Sabre`s advanced flight scheduling systems, the airline will be able to generate the company-wide fleet schedule quickly and more efficiently.

“Air China is now a large player in the industry and we require superior solutions which enable the recent merger to move forward as smooth as possible,” said Li. “Sabre has been able to offer these solutions to Air China while also providing support functions which help schedule evaluation and optimization.”

This contract follows the implementation of a range of Sabre
software that China Southern Airline is using to meet help meet its objectives in the market, including AirOps, AirPath / ASD, AirCrews, SteadyState and AirFlite.


The Air China
contract follows other recent Sabre success in the China market, including China Airlines` integration of Sabre AirOps operations control system and AirCrews crew management system.

“Sabre`s recent surge into the China market reflects our ability to provide airlines with an innovative, efficient and tailored product portfolio,” said Michael Baldwin, Sabre senior vice president Asia-Pacific. “Air China experienced rapid fleet expansion following the merger which required advanced technology support, and Sabre`s proven solutions were able to provide these requirements.”

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