Sabre signs accord with Air France-KLM
Manama, September 20, 2012
Sabre Travel Network has signed a multi-year full content agreement with Air France-KLM to sell the carrier's seats and ancillary products to travel agents connected to the Sabre global distribution system (GDS).
Sabre will also use its latest shopping technology to provide Sabre-connected travel agents with better access to the best possible availability on Air France and KLM flights.
Air France will implement Sabre group-booking technology, which will make is easier and more efficient for travel agents to manage the airline's group reservations.
"Having access to full content and real-time availability is what travel agents expect," said Sabre Middle East and North Africa chief executive Daniel Naoumovitch.
"The decision to use industry standards to sell ancillary products is another major step in the evolution of how airlines sell their products.
"The transparent shopping environment we provide for our travel agency customers will continue to grow and flourish as carriers increasingly recognise the benefit of selling extras through the GDS," he added.
Air France-KLM is the latest of a large number of airlines, including Emirates, Gulf Air, Oman Air, Qatar Airways and Egypt Air, to have committed to Sabre and chosen to sell products via the travel agency channel.
Sabre Travel Network Middle East operates 21 offices in 11 countries in the Mena region. – TradeArabia News Service