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Fri, 17 December 2021

Nok Air to Upgrade Operations with Technology from Radixx and Sabre

(17 Dec 2021)  Thailand's Nok Air has selected to work with an extensive suite of products from Sabre and Radixx to expand distribution and revenue generation opportunities.

The solutions from Sabre and Radixx will support Nok Air as it expands international operations, develops new airline partnerships and explores further technical capabilities and innovations beyond what it currently uses.

Radixx will provide a fully integrated passenger service system (PSS) for Nok Air that spans reservations, inventory, pricing, e-commerce, agency distribution, departure control, load control, loyalty and other related capabilities.

Nok Air Boeing 737 reg: HS-DBP flying from DMK to NNT on 11 December 2021. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.
Nok Air Boeing 737 reg: HS-DBP flying from DMK to NNT on 11 December 2021. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

In parallel, under a new Sabre distribution deal, Nok Air will distribute its airline content across Sabres global travel marketplace, opening the door to new international markets and growing its Thailand home market on the Sabre GDS.

We have ambitious business expansion plans, including launching new domestic and international routes, restructuring our fleet and adding new jets as we transition selected segments to a premium service to reflect our quality service, said Wutthiphum Jurangkool Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Nok Air. So, it was imperative to us that we chose the right technology partner to support us in all of our goals to streamline our operations, improve efficiencies and open new revenue opportunities and new markets while improving the experience for our travellers.

The carrier, which operates out of Bangkoks Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), will utilize the following Sabre and Radixx products:

Radixx Res Radixxs core passenger system will enable Nok Air to manage all passenger operations and sales channels.

Radixx Go and Radixx Go Touch new digital capabilities to evolve Nok Airs check-in operation at airports, enhance customer service and enable additional ancillary revenue-generation opportunities across airport touchpoints. Radixx Go Touch enables airline employees to transact full airport departure control capabilities from a mobile device, allowing some flexibility from the constraints of physical airport desks and counters.

Radixx ezyCommerce an integrated e-commerce and mobile solution to power Nok Airs business-to-consumer for passengers and business-to-business channels for travel agents and corporates.

Radixx Loyalty will enable Nok Air to strengthen the offering of its Nok Air Fan Club, including enhanced online servicing, automation and redemption options for members.

Radixx Insight valuable business data and analytics to enable better decision-making, while powering the airlines internal back-office systems.

Sabres Global Distribution System to enable expansion into new global markets, ensuring its fares have the widest possible distribution.

At Sabre, we are laying out our strategic plans to create our own catalysts for growth, so we are thrilled to be able to support Nok Air on its own transformational journey, said Rakesh Narayanan, Vice President, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific, Travel Solutions Airline Sales, Sabre. Our new dual-deal alliance with Nok Air, incorporating both PSS and GDS solutions, is the perfect example of how Sabre and Radixx are able to combine synergistic technological offerings to create effective, innovative end-to-end solutions for airlines of all sizes and cost models.

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