IAG extends partnership with Sabre to optimize schedule forecasting

International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced it has expanded its partnership with Sabre, implementing Sabre´s AirVision Planning and Scheduling solutions to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to covers multiple countries across 200+ interfaces and 150+ users, the group said.

IAG has migrated to Amazon Web Services (AWS) with a cutover that includes British Airways, Iberia, Iberia Express, and Vueling, making the airline group Sabre´s largest Planning & Scheduling customer using the solutions and operating on AWS.

IAG´s airlines have been using Sabre´s Planning and Scheduling technology for more than 15 years and is now looking to create end-to-end planning and scheduling across its carriers, extending its footprint with Sabre.

In addition to migrating to Amazon Web Services, IAG has cut over to Profit Manager, a solution that helps airlines identify the strengths or weaknesses within a schedule and quantifies the impact of a proposed schedule. With Profit Manager, airlines can improve profitability by better understanding passengers´ flight and cabin preferences, identify new schedule opportunities and respond quickly to competitive changes. As part of the launch of the Sabre Commercial Platform, Sabre has enhanced Profit Manager to forecast down to the cabin level, a capability that helps optimize the future schedules by matching cabin level demand.

Sabre Corporation is a technology provider to the global travel and tourism 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. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than USD 120 billion of estimated travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers.