Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Breaking! Mihin signs with Sabre

Neelam Mathews
Oct 10, 2012

Government-owned Mihin Lanka, a budget carrier from Sri Lanka, that will be starting a thrice weekly Colombo-Madurai flight from Dec 7, has signed a distribution deal with Sabre Travel Network, further adding to Sabre's budget airlines portfolio.
The government-owned airline, which began operations in 2007, has signed up for Sabre’s Standard Connect with e-ticketing capabilities. 
“In the sphere of budget travel and in an era where competition is rife, Mihin Lanka has made an impressionable impact.......I’m sure this strategic tie-up for distribution with Sabre Travel Network will enable Mihin Lanka to further extend its reach globally,” said CEO of Mihin Lanka, Kapila Chandrasena.
Mihin Lanka operates its international flights from Bandaranaike International Airport and currently flies to eight destinations and code shares with Sri Lankan operated flights in the Far east, Middle East and the Indian Sub continent.
“Sabre has been rapidly growing its LCC portfolio globally as we see these carriers start to invest more confidently in technology to support its steep growth,” said Hans Belle, Vice President and General Manager APAC for Sabre.
Mihin Lanka currently operates an all Airbus fleet and plans to expand its fleet further, adding flights to Delhi and Kathmandu during the winter schedule.     

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