Gulf Air taps Sabre to streamline operations

Travel industry technology provider Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) has signed a new technology agreement with Bahrain´s national carrier, Gulf Air, to provide its AirCentre Flight Plan Manager solution to streamline the airline´s operations.

For the past eight years, Gulf Air has been using AirCentre Flight Plan Manager to achieve significant cost savings whilst enabling key flight planning decisions. Under the renewed agreement, the solution will be vital in strengthening the national carrier´s position within the regions it serves. Sabre´s technology will play a crucial role in helping the airline to deliver a wide range of enhancements in flight planning, fuel saving and operational efficiency.

Sabre Flight Plan Manager brings together real-time information on a number of key variables — including weather, air space restrictions, aircraft performance and schedule information — and then calculates the most optimal flight route. This automation supports flight planning decision-making across all operations, enabling airlines like Gulf Air to address key ongoing concerns, such as fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.

Gulf Air is one of a growing number of carriers using Sabre´s airline technology. Globally, Sabre´s technology is used by 225 airlines, including most of the world´s largest carriers. Sabre´s broad suite of flexible and scalable software solutions allows airlines to operate how they want to and adapt their business to changing needs and requirements. Sabre´s solutions optimize day-to-day airline operations and ultimately help carriers solve their biggest challenges — driving increased revenues, reducing costs and delivering better travel experiences.

Sabre Corporation provides technology to the global travel industry. Sabre´s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management.

Gulf Air commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East.