Air New Zealand renews technology agreement with Sabre
Carrier already selling Economy Skycouch seats in the Sabre travel marketplace
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, March 24, 2014
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre, a global travel
technology company, has signed a technology agreement with Air New Zealand to
market and sell the airline's products and services in the Sabre global
distribution system. The airline's Economy Skycouch seats and pre-paid bags
are already available in Sabre in select markets.
More than 400,000 travel agents worldwide will continue to have real-time
access toAir New Zealand's fares, schedules and inventory, in addition to
Air New Zealand offers Economy Skycouch and pre-paid bags for booking through
the Sabre travel marketplace in New Zealand, Australia, the U.S., Canada and
United Kingdom. The airline plans to expand to other markets in the future.
Being part of the Sabre travel marketplace provides Air New Zealand access to
a vast amount of global travelers shopping for their next destination with a
travel agent or on their own with an online travel agency. By offering all of
its products and services in all sales channels, the airline will also
increase its revenues.
"Air New Zealand has been a long-time Sabre customer who has created a number
of innovations in air travel shopping and we look forward to continue
providing the technology that will power their marketing and sales strategy
through our marketplace," said Hans Belle, vice president, Sabre Travel
Network. "Sabre's focus continues to be squarely on helping travel suppliers
increase revenues while ensuring travel buyers can book travel in the fastest,
most efficient way."
Air New Zealand joins a long list of airlines, including Qantas, Air
France-KLM, Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Aegean, Aeromexico, EL AL, easyJet,
Finnair, Lufthansa and US Airways, that have chosen to offer ancillary
services and bundled fares through Sabre's travel marketplace and travel
Sabre Travel Network®
Travel Network is our global business-to-business travel marketplace and
consists primarily of our global distribution system (GDS) and a broad set of
solutions that integrate with the GDS.
This marketplace is used by travel suppliers including approximately 400
airlines, 125,000 hotel properties, 200 tour operators, 50 rail carriers, 27
car rental outlets and 16 cruise lines to promote, personalize and sell their
products to travel management companies, corporate travel departments and
approximately 400,000 travel agents, around the word. The marketplace includes
a mobile-enabled platform for travel buyers to shop, price, book and pay for
travel. In addition, Sabre provides data-rich solutions that give travel
buyers and suppliers unique insights into their operations as well as customer
shopping and booking trends.
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