Published on : Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, has renewed its distribution agreement with Aegean Airlines to continue providing full content through the Sabre Travel Network global distribution system (GDS).
By ensuring travel agencies the access to their full range of content and services in the GDS, Aegean Airlines reinforces the value of Sabre’s travel marketplace, which plays an important role in facilitating the marketing and sale of airfares to more than 425,000 travel agents and thousands of corporations around the world. This holistic distribution strategy positions Sabre as a technology provider enabling both direct and indirect channels and giving travelers the freedom to purchase tickets and ancillaries wherever they prefer.
“Through our 18-year partnership, Sabre has helped Aegean become Greece’s leading regional airline, now serving almost 13 million customers per year. As Aegean now looks to further strengthen operations and drive efficiency through innovative technology, Sabre’s enhanced merchandising capabilities will empower the airline to market its fares and ancillaries to travelers in new and exciting ways,” said Andreas Syrigos, regional director Greece and Cyprus, Sabre Travel Network. “Our new agreement with Aegean not only reinforces the value of the GDS but also demonstrates the airline’s focus on providing maximum choice and transparency for its travelers.”
In recent years, Aegean has been continuously strengthening its international presence, supporting Greek tourism both in Athens and through regional airports. Its network now includes 155 destinations – 33 domestic and 122 international – across 44 countries, with more than 16.5 million available seats.
Sabre’s travel marketplace plays an important role in the marketing and sale of airfares, hotel rooms, rental cars, rail tickets and other types of travel, to more than 425,000 travel agents and thousands of corporations who use it to shop, book and manage travel. It is one of the world’s largest marketplaces, processing over $120 billion in estimated travel spend each year.