Sabre now selling Etihad pre-reserved seats, pre-paid bags
"Sabre has been investing in technology to support airlines' merchandising strategies for many years," Terry said. "The Sabre travel marketplace provides an invaluable platform for airlines to market and sell their products, and for agents to best serve leisure and business travelers."
The sale of ancillaries through the Sabre travel marketplace generates important cost savings for both agencies and airlines. By using one platform to sell multiple products, an airline can significantly reduce its IT costs. Additionally, travel consultants can improve their efficiency and customer service levels by shopping and booking airline ancillaries within Sabre.
"Etihad's decision to merchandise its ancillaries in Sabre shows the airline's long-term commitment to an open marketplace for air travel, which benefits airlines, agencies, travel managers and travelers, ensuring travel shopping remains competitive, transparent and easy," Terry said.
Etihad joins a growing list of airlines, including Air France-KLM, Qantas, Finnair, Air New Zealand, Alitalia,
Sabre® is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre's software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, such as passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, and flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, processing over
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