SOUTHLAKE, Texas and SANTIAGO, Chile, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) has expanded its long-term technology agreement with LATAM Airlines Group, the leading airline group in Latin America, with the implementation of Sabre's Flight Plan Manager and broadening the adoption of Software-as-a-Service solutions from the Sabre AirCentre operational suite.
Sabre's AirCentre Flight Plan Manager, which provides fully-automated flight planning capabilities and significant productivity savings, will help the group unify flight operations and fuel policies across its domestic operations in seven countries – in Chile, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Paraguay – as well as its international network.
Sabre's Flight Plan Manager brings together real-time information on a number of key variables – including weather, air space restrictions, aircraft performance and schedule information – and then calculates the most optimal flight route. Sabre's technology aims to help LATAM Airlines Group to deliver a wide range of enhancements in flight planning and operational efficiency, including a subsequent reduction in CO2 emissions.
"Sabre is fully committed to helping LATAM Airlines Group optimize its operation across its network to deliver efficiencies and fuel savings," said Kamal Qatato, vice president of Sabre AirCentre. "Sabre and LATAM have a strategic relationship across the Sabre Airline Solutions portfolio and with this new agreement we are confident that our leading solution will help improve its flight planning."
Jorge Ihnen, LATAM Operations VP, said: "LATAM Airlines Group is committed to adopting the latest technology – such as Sabre's Flight Plan Manager – to deliver improvements and efficiencies for our operation. As the leading airline group in the region, we will continue to work with partners such as Sabre to identify further advancements."
The airline group will also benefit from Flight Plan Manager's integration with other software from the Sabre AirCentre operational suite, including Movement Manager, which enables operations controllers to easily monitor the status of flights, and Flight Explorer, which provides data for real-time fleet monitoring.
Since 2010, LATAM Airlines Group is one of a growing number of airline groups using Sabre airline technology, and has also selected Sabre as the technology provider for its combined reservation system.
About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre's software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.
About LATAM Airlines Group S.A.
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. is the new name given to LAN Airlines S.A. as a result of its association with TAM S.A. LATAM Airlines Group S.A. now includes LATAM Airlines Group (before LAN Airlines) and its affiliates in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador, and LATAM Cargo and its affiliates, as well as TAM S.A. and its subsidiaries TAM Linhas Aereas S.A. (LATAM Airlines Brasil), including its business units TAM Transportes Aereos del Mercosur S.A., (LATAM Airlines Paraguay) and Multiplus S.A. This association creates one of the largest airline groups in the world in terms of network connections, providing passenger transport services to about 138 destinations in 25 countries and cargo services to about 140 destinations in 29 countries, with a fleet of 325 aircraft. In total, LATAM Airlines Group S.A. has approximately 50.000 employees and its shares are traded in Santiago, as well as on the New York Stock Exchange, in the form of ADRs.
LATAM is the new brand that has been adopted by the airline members of LATAM Airlines Group. The group has started to implement the LATAM and LATAM Airlines brand to its customer contact points and aircraft, and will continue implementing LATAM in its products and services as part of a gradual roll-out that will last approximately three years.
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