easyJet partners with Sabre to drive ancillary sales strategy
LONDON, Oct. 7, 2013
-- Low-fare search shopping, fares & bags, allocated seating
LONDON, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Travel Network, a global
technology company, and easyJet, the UK's largest airline and operator of
Europe's largest air transport network, have partnered to advance the
airline's merchandising strategy through the Sabre travel marketplace.
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From today, Sabre-connected travel agents can now select and pay for specific
seats at the same time as they make a flight booking for their customers. This
means agents no longer have to visit the easyJet website to select a seat
after the fare has been bought in Sabre.
Furthermore, in addition to scheduled fares and availability, agents can now
also shop and book easyJet fares when performing low-fare searches for the
cheapest possible itineraries. Sabre's low-fare search allows agents to find
the cheapest fares across a broad range of dates, giving travellers more
options and choices. They will also be able to shop fares and bags together in
a single request.
Harald Eisenaecher, senior vice president for Sabre EMEA, said: "These latest
enhancements are great news for all agencies connected to the Sabre travel
marketplace. Online and traditional agencies, and the corporations and
travellers they serve, will reap the benefits of being able to shop easyJet's
fares and bags in one request.
"The ability to shop, book and pay for seats at the point of sale is also a
huge step forward. It will save agents time, make agencies more efficient, and
mean travellers receiveeven better levels of service.
"We recognise how important the agency channel is for easyJet, and by
providing these new options in our marketplace we remain focused on helping it
reach its targets."
Andrew Hodges, easyJet's director of sales, distribution & business, said:
"Over the last few years one of easyJet's primary goals has been to grow its
share of the managed corporate travel sector. By developing our relationship
with Sabre we are taking another important step towards fulfilling that
"easyJet's core objective is to make travel easy and affordable for all
travellers, and we know that corporations and travel management companies
(TMCs) will derive excellent value by being able to book our fares and
ancillaries through Sabre's travel marketplace."
easyJet is one of numerous airlines to partner with Sabre to drive their
merchandising efforts through the Sabre travel marketplace.
Sabre Travel Network provides technology services to the travel industry. It
operates the world's largest travel marketplace, connecting travel buyers and
sellers through the Sabre global distribution system (GDS). Its innovative
technology connects 370,000 travel agents to more than 400 airlines, 125,000
hotels, 27 car rental brands, 50 rail providers, 14 cruise lines and other
global travel suppliers. More than $100 billion of travel is purchased through
this marketplace annually.
Sabre Travel Network is part of Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology
company serving the world's largest industry- travel and tourism. For more
information please visit: www.sabretravelnetwork.com .
easyJet operates Europe's No. 1 air transport network with a leading presence
on Europe's top 100 routes and at Europe's 50 largest airports.
easyJet flies over 200 aircraft on more than 600 routes between over 130
airports in 30 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one
hour's drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.
The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest
technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that
an easyJet passenger's carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a
traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.
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