Oman Air in $3m IT deal with Sabre

Al Busaidi ... going hi-tech

OMAN Air has signed an agreement worth $3 million with Sabre Holdings Company to implement six major IT application and related services, said a report.

Oman Air CEO Abdul Rahman bin Harith Al Busaidi and Sabre Consulting senior partner Shane Batt signed the deal. The agreement covers implementation of six applications, training, systems integration, test, maintenance and required support services for four years. The six IT application will be completed by mid-2005, according to a media report.
Al Busaidi said the six systems include Airmax Revenue Manager, Traverse Frequent Flyer Programme, internet booking, electronic ticketing, automated scheduling and a highly sophisticated planning system. He said planned Airmax Revenue Manager System is a state-of-the-art inventory control system that will allow Oman Air to ensure pricing and space availability match demand in the market place, increase yield and will ensure improved revenue returns for the company while allowing more precise booking availability for passengers.
The internet booking capability will give customers control over their travel arrangements through use of the internet, and the ability to check schedules and flight availability, book seats and order tickets, and check and adjust their booking as required. Complementing this high-tech service will be the availability of electronic ticketing.
Customers will then be able to arrange paperless travel from home or office and go to the airport only to board their Oman Air flight. He said the agreement would help Oman Air reduce expenses, improve services offered to customers and increase revenues.