Sean Menke has been promoted to Sabre president and chief executive to succeed Tom Klein who announced in June that he would be stepping down.
Menke will move up from his current role as executive vice president of Sabre and president of Sabre Travel Network, Sabre’s largest business segment.
He has only been with the business since October 2015 and was previously CEO of US carrier Frontier Airlines, having also held senior executive positions at Hawaiian Airlines and Air Canada..
Larry Kellner, executive chairman of the Sabre biard, said: “After an extensive search of qualified candidates, the board unanimously concluded that Sean is the right choice to lead Sabre.
“Since his arrival last year, Sean has demonstrated that his strong industry knowledge and expertise coupled with his decisive, results-oriented management style are an effective combination.
“These traits will help Sabre drive innovation as the travel industry’s technology leader and serve the needs of airlines, hotels, travel agents and travellers alike.”
Menke said: “Sabre touches almost every facet of the travel ecosystem to drive value and success for our customers.
“I know first-hand the critical and growing role technology plays for our customers.
“It’s a core investment for airlines, hotels, agencies and travel management organizations alike, and Sabre has unique capabilities to help our partners grow revenue and operate more efficiently.”
Klein said: “In over two decades at Sabre I have had the unique experience of participating in the company’s evolution into a vibrant software organisation with operations and customers around the world.”