Sabre continues to support easyJet’s growth in business travel sector
easyJet, one of the UK’s leading airlines, today announced a new distribution agreement with Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading technology provider to the global travel industry. The agreement gives corporate travel agencies across Europe continued access to easyJet’s fares through the Sabre GDS.
easyJet has built its business customer base from 10 million in 2012 to almost 17 million in 2019, with an increase of 11% during 2019 alone. The airline’s agreement with Sabre will help easyJet to continue serving this important corporate segment.
“easyJet has a well-established and attractive business passenger offer, based on our network of primary airports, our slot portfolio and high frequency on Europe’s major business routes, and our new sustainability programme which supports our corporate customers in working towards a greener travel policy,” said Thomas Haagensen, easyJet’s Group Markets Director. “Sabre is a key partner for us and forms an important part of our overall distribution strategy to complement our direct channels. The continuation of their partnership with us enables us to offer a bespoke service to those passengers flying with us for business who may, in the past, have not come through to us directly.”
Through Sabre’s platform, easyJet will distribute its fares and offers to corporations, travel management companies and travel agencies around the world. The partnership agreement with Sabre will be instrumental in increasing the airline’s reach in the business travel sector.
“easyJet is an airline with a clear strategy for growth, and we are pleased to help power this through our cutting-edge technology,” said Salman Syed, vice president, Sabre Travel Network, EMEA. “In addition to providing new airline content to agencies across Europe, this renewed agreement will support easyJet’s business goals and corporate travel strategy, expanding its reach and presence across the European region.”
About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre's software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.