SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Even the most seasoned travel agent has experienced this frustration. After finding the perfect flight to match a traveler's preferred schedule, without warning the flight time has changed or, even worse, the flight is gone altogether. Time for the agent to restart the whole process while managing traveler anxiety.
That familiar anxiety will become a thing of the past as Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) will be the first technology provider to introduce live data feeds from FlightGlobal's schedule data, the industry's most comprehensive database of airline schedules from more than 900 carriers worldwide, into its leading global distribution system (GDS) and travel booking platforms. Now more than 425,000 travel agents worldwide have live access to flight changes and up-to-the-millisecond flight schedules – a critical element to search and book flights with full confidence.
"As the first to integrate FlightGlobal's data with a core travel agency reservation system in the industry, Sabre provides the highest level of schedule reliability to our global agency network for virtually every passenger flight around the world," said Wade Jones, interim president and senior vice president of strategy for Sabre Travel Network. "Travelers and agents will breathe easier knowing they have the most accurate information at their fingertips."
"FlightGlobal is delighted that Sabre is the first beneficiary of our new and improved schedule distribution capability," said Lee Johnson, executive director of data operations at FlightGlobal. "Working closely with Sabre, a long-standing industry partner, and using our industry leading schedules data, we ensure that all schedule changes filed with us directly by our airline partners are now immediately displayed in the Sabre platform and to Sabre's global agency network."
All flight data processed in the Sabre travel marketplace and through Sabre APIs for online travel sites and developers will update dynamically at the time consumers, travel agents and business travelers shop for flights.
For airlines, the increased schedule accuracy allows them to market more efficiently, ensure their inventory is accurately displayed across channels, and better manage seat availability for each flight. Meanwhile, travel consultants will experience a modernized schedule process in the Sabre Red agency platform, with more reliable content at their fingertips that will drive more effective sales and improved customer satisfaction.
About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre's software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.
FlightGlobal helps aviation and travel related businesses drive growth, assess risk, and improve efficiency and customer experience. We help our clients discover everything they need to know about the global fleet of aircraft and world schedules, as well as gain insight into market dynamics and drivers. Our unique combination of data, technology and experience delivers the most comprehensive view available from real time flight status to long-term industry outlook. A strategic partner of IATA, the association of world airlines, we have also been recognized as the Aircraft Appraiser of the Year, an Aviation 100 Award. Part of Reed Business Information, FlightGlobal, incorporating FlightStats and Diio, employs 380 people globally and is headquartered in London with offices in New York, Atlanta, Portland, Washington DC, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
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