Southern Africa’s largest private airline operator chooses Sabre Airline Solutions

Sabre Airline Solutions to provide Comair Limited with complete technology platform
Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 September 2011: South African airline operator Comair Limited, the JSE listed aviation group operating British Airways in southern Africa and Africa’s first low fares airline,  is to implement Sabre Airline Solutions’ ( SabreSonic Customer Sales and Service (CSS) reservations system.

The airline is to install the Sabre Sonic CSS suite – the industry’s most powerful revenue generating reservations system that includes inventory management and check-in systems, and also the AirVision Marketing and Planning suite that provides commercial planning systems that manage schedules, pricing and revenue – as part of an aggressive strategy to improve efficiencies and increase revenue.

Comair has also taken on Sabre’s AirCentre Enterprise Operations, a system that manages flight operations, crew management, airport operations and maintenance planning. It will be implemented across both its British Airways and brands.

“An integrated approach across the airline’s core systems, as is the case with Sabre solutions, will make our business more efficient leading to better margins and ultimately more able to adapt to the ever changing landscape within the airline environment,” said Stuart Cochrane,Comair Limited’s executive manager business processes.

Maher Koubaa, Sabre Airline Solutions’ general manager in the Middle East and Africa, said: “We have worked and continue to nurture a close working relationship with Comair. This has enabled us to match investment in our technologies with the specific needs of the airline’s business. We value the partnership with Comair and look forward to playing an important role in their expansion strategy.”

Comair Limited said its decision to move from in-house systems to a Sabre Solutions Portfolio was based upon the trusting relationship that had formed between the companies.

“In order to run an efficient and profitable airline company one must form partnerships with innovative and reliable partners. With Sabre Airline Solutions, we have found a business partner that can assist in supporting our growth strategy,” concluded Cochrane.


For further information, please contact:

Comair Ltd

Stuart Cochrane (Executive Manager: Business Processes)
Tel: 011 921 0141
Cell: 082 809 4942

Atmosphere Communications

Pheliswa Mayekiso (Account Manager)  
Tel: 021 461 2117
Cell: 084 486 0502

About Sabre Airline Solutions

About Sabre Airline Solutions: The world's leading provider of integrated solutions and services for airlines and airports, Sabre Airline Solutions helps companies generate more revenue by optimizing performance in 14 key areas of airline operations. More than 300 leading carriers and over 100 airports use Sabre Airline Solutions to better market their schedules, sell their products, serve their customers and operate efficiently. Sabre Airline Solutions was founded in 1960. For more information on Sabre Airline Solutions, please visit

About Comair Limited

About Comair: Comair is a leading South African aviation company that is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange (JSE:COM). Since 1996 the company has operated the local and southern African domestic and regional services of British Airways. Comair also operates Africa’s first low fares airline,, which celebrates its 10th year anniversary this year. This quirky brand has since inception revolutionalised air travel in South Africa by making flying much easier and affordable to customers. Launched in 1946, Comair has made global aviation history by having posted 66 years of operating profit - an aviation record that is held by no other airline. For more information, visit