Aviation tech providers Sabre has announced a new deal with popular APAC airline Vistara. The agreement, which builds on the companies existing GDS contracts, will see Vistara enhance its relationships with partner airlines, as well as boosting scheduling capabilities using components of the Sabre Commercial Platform.
The Indian full-service carrier has also adopted Sabre Codeshare Manager and partner solution Sabre Schedule Manager.
Vinod Kannan, chief commercial officer for Vistara, said: “Vistara has achieved significant growth in recent years, and we want to build on this success by continually expanding our fleet, boosting passenger numbers, growing our network and commencing long haul international flights.
To do all of this, it is essential that we partner with industry leaders who can aid in our growth. Sabre’s scheduling suite will equip Vistara with the insight required to deploy optimized schedules while working with our code-share airline partners. We’re thrilled to be working with Sabre as we enter a phase of transition to become a mid-sized global airline.”
“Increase operating profitability and productivity”
Vistara joins a portfolio of more than 80 airlines that have already implemented Sabre’s leading technology solutions to optimize complex schedule and partnership management processes. Under the new agreement, Sabre solutions will help Vistara:
- Deliver robust, accurate and feasible schedules in a rapidly changing market environment, while minimizing schedule duplication and enhancing productivity
- Better manage partnerships with other airlines by synchronizing and automating marketing and flight information
- Proactively evaluate codeshare flight connection opportunities, helping Vistara to grow revenue alongside its geographic footprint
“Vistara has solid and exciting plans for rapid growth. As it strengthens and enters into partnerships with other airlines, it needs a strong technology partner to drive these ambitions forward. We are thrilled to be working with Vistara, which selected Sabre after a thorough evaluation of the relevant market solutions,” said Rakesh Narayanan, vice president and regional general manager, South Asia and Pacific airline sales, Sabre Travel Solutions. “Sabre’s scheduling and codeshare solutions are designed to help airlines increase operating profitability and productivity, and we look forward to supporting Vistara in its impressive growth trajectory targets.”