Sabre enters agreement to acquire Farelogix, expanding its airline technology portfolio and accelerating its strategy to deliver next-generation retailing, distribution and fulfillment capabilities
"Farelogix's investments in offer management and NDC order delivery will help us accelerate our plans to deliver future-ready retailing, distribution and fulfillment solutions that unlock increased value for the industry," said
Building upon Farelogix's GDS- and PSS-agnostic capabilities, Sabre expects to drive faster innovation in the dynamic and highly competitive airline IT space to enable airlines to accelerate their own growth and profitability while benefiting customers across the travel ecosystem.
"For the past few years, Farelogix and Sabre have worked together with shared customers to implement our complementary technologies to solve some of the industry's toughest challenges. Today's announcement is a natural evolution of the successful, ongoing collaboration between our two companies," said
Sabre's agreement to acquire Farelogix is the next step in its broader effort to become the preferred platform at the center of the business of travel. Among other innovations, Sabre recently launched its digital commercial airline platform with several carriers, delivering end-to-end personalized retailing capabilities to maximize revenue and create a differentiated brand experience. In addition, through its Beyond NDC program, Sabre is partnering with a host of airlines and travel agencies to drive the travel industry forward through the design, development, integration and testing of end-to-end capabilities to process NDC-enabled offers and orders. The acquisition and integration of Farelogix technology will help Sabre accelerate these innovation efforts.
At closing, Sabre will purchase Farelogix for approximately
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to close in late 2018 or early 2019. Until closing, Sabre and Farelogix will continue to operate as separate businesses with no immediate changes to daily operations.
Sabre will conduct a conference call today at
Farelogix is a recognized leader and innovator in the travel industry. Its groundbreaking technology is modernizing the airline commerce and distribution landscape, and is used by several of the world's leading airlines. The company's flagship Airline Commerce Gateway is a technology platform comprised of fully integrated and optimized components for airline-controlled distribution, shopping, pricing, merchandising, and retailing across channels. Recognized for its pioneering role in creating the distribution innovation known today as NDC, Farelogix now provides NDC (Level 3 certified) distribution for more than 20 airlines with connectivity to 10 major PSS systems. Farelogix is headquartered in
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