Doha, QATAR - Sabre Travel Network, the world’s leading travel distribution provider, has renewed its airline distribution agreement with Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar.
The agreement provides Sabre travel agencies and corporations around the world with access to their content, including fares, schedules and availability through the Sabre global distribution system (GDS).
“We have always been uniquely positioned to help airlines get the maximum yield for each seat sold through our extensive corporate, online and agency partnerships around the world. This agreement also guarantees Sabre-Connected travel agents efficient access to Qatar Airways’ extensive range of fares,” said Martin Cowley, Senior Vice President, Sabre Travel Network in EMEA.
Qatar Airways said Sabre’s strong growth in the Middle East combined with its extensive global reach made the company an ideal partner to support the airline’s expansion plans, which include its new daily non-stop service between Doha and Houston being launched on March 30.
The airline said a good growth strategy involved working with a marketing distribution partner to enhance global reach for business and leisure travellers.
Sabre currently has a strong corporate and online customer base around the world.
About Sabre Travel Network:
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides the most comprehensive end-to-end solutions for corporate and leisure travel. The Sabre GDS is the foundation for these solutions, providing a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects travel suppliers, including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 50,000 travel agency locations. Currently, Sabre collectively handles over 70 percent of the BTN 100 bookings.
Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include GetThere, for corporate travel reservation technology; Nexion, a host agency; SynXis, for hotel reservation management, distribution and technology services; E-site marketing, specializing in online business solutions exclusively for the hospitality industry TRAMS, mid- and back-office solutions and marketing services for travel agencies; and TRAMS Marketing Alliance (TMA), a marketing promotions services for leisure travel agencies. Sabre Travel Network also markets TripTailor Vacations, a travel wholesaler providing dynamic packaging for the travel agency marketplace.
About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines flying to 83 destinations with a modern fleet of 68 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Its fleet size will almost double to 110 aircraft by 2013. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com.
Qatar Airways was named as having the ‘World’s Leading Business Class’ by the World Travel Awards in December 2008 and is one of only six airlines in the world with a Five Star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways’ cabin crew as Best in the Middle East for the sixth year running in 2008 and the airline was voted Best in the Middle East for the third year in a row following a survey of more than 15 million passengers worldwide.
The airline has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline is one of the customers of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five on order and scheduled for delivery from 2012. At the Farnborough Air Show in 2008, the airline also ordered six Airbus A321s. Qatar Airways is due to move to the New Doha International Airport in 2012 when the first phase of the new facility is scheduled to open. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com
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