Malaysia Airlines expands Sabre deal

Malaysian Airlines

Sabre announced an agreement with Malaysia Airlines to enable the carrier to enhance its network planning and optimisation with Sabre technology as it continues to ramp up operations. The Kuala Lumpur-based carrier and Sabre have a successful, valued, long-standing relationship, having worked together for more than two decades. This latest agreement supports Malaysia Airlines’ efforts to deliver robust schedules that are operationally feasible and profitable. It will use Sabre’s network planning and optimisation products for critical decision support to help it to forecast schedule profitability, match capacity and demand, and improve aircraft utilisation and network connectivity.

“With industry recovery progressing well, we’re firmly focused on providing optimum routes while ensuring the integrity of our flight schedules,” said Mr Bryan Foong, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Malaysia Airlines. “As such, we’re thrilled to further cement our relationship with Sabre by selecting a full suite of network planning and scheduling solutions that will help the airline in designing  the right schedules and deploying the right aircraft on the right route and time to maximise revenue opportunities, optimise costs and meet high traveller demand.”

Malaysia Airlines flies an extensive route network spanning across Asia Pacific, Middle East and the UK. With travel restrictions having eased in Malaysia earlier this year, bookings immediately surged for both inbound and outbound travel. The carrier is now firmly focused on longer-term plans including launching new routes, expanding codeshare partnerships, replacing aircraft and exploring sustainable aviation fuel options. In a further sign of the recovering premium travel sector, the airline has also re-opened its three Golden Lounges at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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