New All Nippon brand Air Japan signs deal to use Sabre's Radixx airline tech suite

New All Nippon brand Air Japan signs deal to use Sabre's Radixx airline tech suite

The medium-haul international brand says the solutions will help to position it somewhere between being a full service and lowcost airline

Sabre airline technology division Radixx has been chosen by Japanese flag carrier All Nippon Airways to operate its reservations and check-in systems. 

The carrier will se the full suite of Radixx products including Passenger Services System Radixx Res, Radixx Go and Radixx Go Touch, Radixx ezyCommerce and Radixx Insight. 

Air Japan, which currently operates flights on behalf of parent company Ana Holdings, will be launched as an entirely new brand concentrating on value-based services on medium-haul international routes.

This will be positioned between the ANA full-service and Peach Aviation low-cost brands within the ANA group of airlines. 

Hideki Mineguchi, president and chief executive, AirJapan, said: “It’s incredibly important to us that we have the right technology partner who not only understands the ever-evolving travel marketplace and specificities of the Japanese market, but who can enable us to ensure success as we prepare to launch AirJapan under the ANA Group umbrella. 

“The broad range of solutions we have selected from Radixx will support us in our strategy of focusing on medium-haul international routes while creating a new kind of air travel experience that is neither a full-service carrier nor low-cost carrier, combining the best of both worlds while being firmly rooted in Japanese culture and quality.”

Chris Collins, senior vice president and general manager of Radixx, added: “We’re thrilled to enhance our relationship with ANA at this pivotal time for the AirJapan and for the Japanese travel industry by providing Radixx solutions that are built with robust security and system stability through our Google Cloud partnership. 

“AirJapan has carefully chosen a wide spectrum of complementary Radixx solutions that will enable them to make intelligent, intuitive decisions to streamline operations, optimize the traveller experience and enhance revenue opportunities while benefiting from ongoing innovation through Sabre’s Google partnership. 

“We look forward to seeing AirJapan aircraft take to the skies next year, supported by Radixx technology.”