Airphil Express, the Philippines-based airline, has renewed its partnership with Sabre Airline Solutions as its main ecommerce technology partner. The move will support Airphil’s business transformation and ambitious expansion plans, Sabre reports, in the Philippines’ high growth travel market.
Airphil Express is a burgeoning airline that, earlier this year, re-engaged in the market as a full-fledged low-cost carrier, offering customers access to its inventory, competitive pricing and service, Sabre reports. The airline also has an ambitious plan to expand regionally, starting with services to Singapore this October. 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.
To support this phase of the airline’s development, Airphil Express has extended its relationship with Sabre Airline Solutions for another five years. Sabre will provide the airline the solutions it needs for growth and customer service, including SabreSonic Customer Sales and Service (CSS), the revenue-generating reservation system and departure control solution. Airphil will also leverage Sabre’s eCommerce expertise for the carrier’s online channel. This enlarged scope of partnership will allow Airphil Express to enhance its customer offerings to include unbundled fare structures with ancillary and self-service options.
Airphil Express flies to 28 destinations in Philippines and will begin services to Singapore in October. This year, Airphil Express operates 16 planes in its fleet and carries about 1 million passengers annually.