Posted on: 06 July 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Sabre Travel Network and flydubai, have signed a multi-year global distribution agreement, giving the carrier access to more than 350,000 Sabre travel agency users around the world.
Hamish Broom, Sabre Travel Network director of distribution for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, commented, “Our new agreement with flydubai gives our agencies’ customers greater choice and relevant content in growth regions like the Middle East. Agents can be assured of receiving the airline’s content through the Global Distribution System (GDS), as well as our commitment to working with them on an easy way to pay for and settle new ancillary services.”
flydubai has also signed an agreement to use flight scheduling technology provided by Sabre Airline Solutions. Part of Sabre Airline Solutions’ network and planning suite, the flight scheduling solution is expected to generate up to 2% of incremental revenue for the airline by improving its use of aircraft and the efficiency of passenger connections.
“Today’s announcement highlights the great partnership we have with Sabre. We have enjoyed great success since we were established as Dubai’s first low-cost carrier two years ago, and now we are putting in place key initiatives to really accelerate our growth,” declared flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith. “Working with the world’s largest GDS, Sabre, gives us global reach and enables us to take our business to the next level, while Sabre’s flight scheduling technology will help us maximise our fleet and provide an even better experience for our customers.”