Sabre strikes distribution deal to expand easyJet’s reach with agents

Sabre strikes distribution deal to expand easyJet’s reach with agents

Budget airline easyJet has followed up striking an agreement with Travelport by extending its partnership with rival GDS Sabre.

Sabre said the agreement will provide some agents with access to easyJet fares for the first time as the airline targets growth through business travel agents.

Agents will also soon be able to benefit from easyJet’s allocated seating trial offering customers the chance to reserve seats when they book.

Harald Eisenaecher, senior vice president for Sabre in Europe, said: “EasyJet has become a major player with UK business travellers in recent years, and it’s important we make these additional services available for our travel management customers to shop and book.

“This deal is also a major step forward for Sabre and easyJet as more agencies connected to Sabre will have access to inventory for the first time.

“Through continued investment in technology and service Sabre is committed to working with easyJet and growing business in the UK and Ireland.”

Andrew Hodges, easyJet’s director of sales, distribution and business, said: “We are very excited to renew our agreement with Sabre, which will help fulfill our ambition to grow our share of the managed corporate travel sector.

“EasyJet continues to make travel easy and affordable for travellers and we see great efficiencies for TMCs in booking our great value flexible fares via GDS.”

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