Etihad Signs Billion Dollar Technology Deal with Sabre

News | | December 27, 2011 at 12:05 am




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Etihad Airways signed a deal valued at over a billion US dollars with Sabre Airline Solutions, an aviation computer technology provider. The 10-year deal with see Etihad Airways use progressive, incorporated software across its departure control operations, reservations, distribution, inventory, eCommerce, marketing and planning. The software created by Sabre Airline Solutions will be put into practice by the month of February 2013 and will drastically reduce the technology costs of the airline, further streamlining processes significantly. Mr. James Hogan, Chief Executive Officer at Etihad Airways said that, this pioneering deal will play an essential role in offering Etihad Airways with tools required for achieving the next phase of profitability and growth targets in cost effective, pioneering and sustainable manner.

Etihad Signs Billion Dollar Technology Deal with SabreIt will be the single biggest technology enabled business change, which Etihad Airways will undertake in next ten years. Sabre went to Etihad with a world class product, which they believe will not only help them to increase revenues, but also take their exceptional customer service to next level. The deal also includes a full content; multi-year distribution agreement for providing Sabre connected travel agents all over the world with real time access to scheduling and flight information of Etihad Airways. The company will be able to access Sabre international distribution system to sell and market services and products. Mr. Sam Gilliland, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Sabre said that Etihad Airways is a premier airline in world’s dynamic and growing part and will greatly benefit from class-leading, groundbreaking technology of Sabre for providing airline with flexibility for adapting to constantly changing travel marketplace. Sabre Airline Solutions offers IT services to over 100 airport and 300 airlines worldwide. Over 300 million passengers annually are processed by airlines using its technology.

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