Sabre to fuel China Eastern Airlines’ next generation Airline Operation Centre
Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced that China Eastern Airlines selected Sabre’s innovative AirCentre suite as the core system to power their next generation Airline Operation Centre – developed to organize and manage flights, ensure constant flight monitoring operations and to help control safety risks. With this broad technology partnership, Sabre will drive China Eastern’s transition to become a connected airline by supporting their commercial and operational objectives.
From left to right: Mr Song, Jianmin, Deputy General Manager of IT, China Eastern Airlines, Mr Deng, Yuelian, Deputy General Manager of AOC, China Eastern Airlines, Mr Hu, Zhenming, Chief Operating Officer, China Eastern Airlines, Mr Jiang, Jiang, Senior Vice President, China Eastern Airlines, Mr Dave Shirk, Executive Vice President & President, Sabre Travel Solutions, Mr Greg Gilchrist, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, Sabre Airline Solutions, Ms Dasha Kuksenko, Senior Vice President And Chief Customer Officer, Sabre Airline Solutions, Mr Peter Wu, General Manager China, Sabre Airline Solutions
“Sabre’s scalability, flexibility and superior automation and optimization capabilities best support our dynamic operation environment. Their cutting-edge technology will provide us with seamless, end-to-end integration capabilities, which are essential to China Eastern as we become a fully integrated airline,” said a spokesperson from China Eastern Airlines. “In addition to their advanced technology solutions, we also selected Sabre as our partner for their strong local presence and in-depth understanding of China’s unique industry requirements,” he added.
Sabre’s powerful AirCentre flight operations solutions will ensure schedule continuity from the planning stage to day-of operations, minimizing the impact of disruptions to both airline operations and travellers. By leveraging Sabre technology, China Eastern will have the ability to optimize flight plans, deliver accurate flight monitoring capabilities, reduce the workload of dispatchers, and increase productivity. China Eastern will use Sabre’s innovative flight movement management system to enable fast decision making and facilitate operation recovery, which will directly contribute to improved operation safety and efficiency of the carrier.
“Our unique market expertise will drive the implementation of China Eastern’s next-generation Airline Operations Centre,” said Dave Shirk, president of Sabre Travel Solutions. “With access to our innovative technology and Sabre’s commitment to the China market, the airline will be well equipped to address the highly competitive environment and meet its corporate growth objectives.”
Shirk and Jiang Jiang, China Eastern Airlines senior vice president, attended the ceremony and signed the collaboration agreement.