Malaysia Airlines, the country's national carrier, will use Sabre Corporation’s network planning and optimisation software as it continues to ramp up operations as demand for travel goes up.
The airline 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.
The Texas, US, based Sabre Corporation provides retailing, distribution and fulfilment solutions for the travel industry including airlines, hotels and travel agencies.
Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Strategy Officer, Bryan Foong, said with the travel industry recovery progressing well, “we’re firmly focused on providing optimum routes whilst ensuring the integrity of our flight schedules”.
“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.”
The airline will use Sabre’s schedule manager which enables the creation of commercially viable and operationally feasible schedules.
It will also use the fleet manager which helps optimise fleet management decisions, assigning the most appropriate aircraft type to each flight among other things, Foong said.
Sabre’s profit manager, which uses complex algorithms and multiple passenger choice modelling to evaluate market share, forecast load factors, and analyse partnerships and alliances, will help the airline forecast revenue and network profitability, he added.
Apart from these products, Malaysia Airlines will also use Sabre’s codeshare manager and slot manager software tools to enhance operations.
Codeshare manager will help the airline manage codeshare agreements with partner airlines and evaluate potential codeshare connections to maximise revenue.
Slot manager will allow the airline to manage slot portfolios, automating the slot messaging process to avoid manual messaging and help ensure schedule and slots are in sync to avoid penalties and loss of historic slots, Foong said.
Malaysia Airlines flies an extensive route network spanning across the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the UK.
With travel restrictions have eased in Malaysia earlier this year, bookings immediately surged for both inbound and outbound travel, Foong said.