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ANA to deploy Sabre’s Slot Manager solution for network optimisation

Sabre Corporation has enhanced agreement with All Nippon Airways (ANA), to improve the carrier’s Network Planning and Optimization capabilities for its domestic routes.

ANA and Sabre have a valued, decades-long relationship, with the airline already using Sabre Slot Manager solution for its international routes. The carrier will now deploy the same advanced technology for its domestic network. ANA is also part of Sabre’s global distribution marketplace, while its mid-haul airline AirJapan utilises a suite of products from Sabre, including the Radixx Res Passenger Service System (PSS).

“We’ve steadily re-launched our international routes post pandemic, using Sabre technology to streamline our slot management process,” said Naohiro Terakawa, Vice President, Network Planning, All Nippon Airways. “However, slot management for our domestic routes has historically been managed manually, which was time consuming for our team, and didn’t give us the flexibility we were looking for. That’s why we’re thrilled that we will now be using Sabre Slot Manager for our domestic network too, so we can strategically manage our portfolio and improve efficiencies to help us increase revenue and reduce costs.”

Sabre Slot Manager is a comprehensive slot management solution which allows airlines to manage slot portfolios, automating the slot messaging process to avoid manual messaging and helping to sync schedule and slots to avoid penalties and loss of historic slots.

“As airlines bring back capacity, airports become busier, new airlines enter the global marketplace, and industry regulations continue to evolve, it is vital that airlines have the technology they need to manage their slots confidently, and proactively,” said Rakesh Narayanan, Vice President, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific, Travel Solutions, Airline Sales. “Domestic routes became increasing important during the pandemic, and many travellers are continuing to explore their own ‘backyard’ in this new post pandemic landscape, so we’re delighted to strengthen our relationship with ANA by providing them with a holistic slot management tool to identify slots required for future schedules, and retain valuable historic slots on both their international and domestic network.”

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