Sabre to aid easyJet ancillary sales strategy

Sabre Travel Network and easyJet have partnered to advance the airline's merchandising strategy through the Sabre travel marketplace.

Sabre-connected travel agents can now select and pay for specific seats at the same time as they make a flight booking for their customers, which means agents no longer have to visit the easyJet website to select a seat after the fare has been bought in Sabre.

Agents can now also shop and book easyJet fares when performing low-fare searches for the cheapest possible itineraries, as Sabre's low-fare search allows agents to find the cheapest fares across a broad range of dates, giving travellers more options and choices. They will also be able to shop fares and bags together in a single request.

Andrew Hodges, easyJet's director of sales, distribution & business, commented, "Over the last few years, one of easyJet's primary goals has been to grow its share of the managed corporate travel sector. By developing our relationship with Sabre we are taking another important step towards fulfilling that ambition.

"easyJet's core objective is to make travel easy and affordable for all travellers, and we know that corporations and travel management companies (TMCs) will derive excellent value by being able to book our fares and ancillaries through Sabre's travel marketplace," Hodges concluded.

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