Vietnam Airlines and Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) have announced an expanded agreement, reaffirming their long-term partnership, the companies said.
The carrier will leverage the breadth of SabreSonic, Sabre´s passenger service system (PSS) that Vietnam Airlines is now operating on, to improve its retailing, distribution and fulfilment capabilities.
With the use of Sabre´s innovative technology solutions, customers will be provided with a seamless experience, from flight search, online booking, check-in, purchasing ancillaries on websites, and after-sales service. This differentiated experience will be powered by Sabre´s powerful passenger service system, with enhanced functionalities that will provide increased revenue opportunities by tailoring offers and experiences to meet the needs of every traveller.
Committed to supporting the airline in meeting the International Air Transport Association (IATA) standards for distribution technology, Sabre will also provide Vietnam Airlines with advanced technology that will enhance the development of mobile applications.
This announcement comes shortly after Sabre and Vietnam Airlines renewed a long-term content distribution agreement through the Sabre global distribution system (GDS), further strengthening the results-driven partnership that has developed between the two corporations.
Vietnam Airlines, a member of SkyTeam alliance, is the national flag carrier of Vietnam and the major carrier in the Mekong sub-region, operating 90 routes to 20 domestic and 29 international destinations with an average of 400 flights per day, connecting the world´s major cities to mesmerizing travel destinations in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.
Sabre Corporation is the 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 global travel marketplace, which processes more than USD 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.