AWIN First Sep 01 , 2010
Philippines-based Airphil Express has renewed its partnership with Sabre Airline Solutions as its main eCommerce technology partner for five years.
Airphil Express—with a fleet of 16 aircraft—flies to 28 destinations in the Philippines and will begin services to Singapore in October.
Manila was recently chosen as Sabre’s regional base because of the quality of employee resources and the strategic business location. “The Philippines is located right in the heart of Asia, just four hours flying time away from major capital cities in the region,” said Steve Clampett, president of airline products and solutions at Sabre.
In addition to the usual customer sales support and reservation system, the expanded contract with Sabre will allow Airphil Express to enhance offerings to include unbundled fare structures with ancillary and self-service options, says Sabre.
Airphil Express earlier this year re-engaged in the market as a full-fledged budget carrier. It now plans to expand regionally. Domestically, the airline has steadily increased its frequency of flights, as well as its number of destinations. The expansion will continue well into the next quarter, says the company.
“In the very competitive low-cost arena of the Philippine travel market, Sabre Airline Solutions shares our commitment to provide our customers with thrifty fares and flexible travel options,” says Maria Java, VP of marketing, media, e-commerce and product at Airphil Express.