Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air has selected travel technology provider Sabre to streamline planning and scheduling across its network.

With this agreement, Sabre has added Wizz Air to its list of more than 80 airlines that have leveraged its technology to optimise complex schedule and slot management processes.

Sabre AirVision and Schedule Manager have already assisted airlines in achieving accurate and operationally feasible schedules across their networks.

Equipped with the platforms, airlines reported an incremental operating profit of up to 9% and a productivity increase of up to 12%.

Sabre Travel Solutions Europe sales vice-president Alessandro Ciancimino said: “Wizz Air has a solid and ambitious plan for profitable expansion, and therefore needed a strong technology partner.

“Sabre’s suite of technology helps airlines to get schedules to market faster, rapidly respond to market conditions in real-time, and more efficiently manage a growing network of routes, which will help it position itself competitively, and differentiate itself among increased competition.”

Wizz Air has deployed both Sabre AirVision Slot Manager and Schedule Manager.

The technologies are expected to increase productivity and quick rescheduling responses.

Wizz Air chief commercial officer George Michalopoulos said: “Adopting the right planning and scheduling technology has a significant impact on revenue optimisation and cost reduction, as well as running a robust and efficient operation.

“Sabre’s end-to-end planning and scheduling suite provides Wizz Air with the intelligence and flexibility needed to deploy optimised schedules.”

In October, Brazilian airline Azul Airlines has implemented Sabre’s AirCentre Crew Manager.