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Travelsky Puts On a Brave Face as Chinese Flight Demand Slowly Rebounds

Travelsky Puts On a Brave Face as Chinese Flight Demand Slowly Rebounds

Travelsky, China's travel technology giant, said it will weather the coronavirus-related plunge in air travel without needing to lay off workers. Remarkably, in January it added a tool to its popular
Sabre to Boost Its Travel Tech Investment by $150 Million This Year

Sabre to Boost Its Travel Tech Investment by $150 Million This Year

Sabre CEO Sean Menke is right to highlight the progress his business has made during the three years since he took the top job. He's also right to insist the company needs to invest more in tech to
Thomas Kurian on his first year as Google Cloud CEO

Thomas Kurian on his first year as Google Cloud CEO

“Yes.” That was Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s simple answer when I asked if he thought he’d achieved what he set out to do in his first year. A year ago, he took the helm of Google’s cloud
Sabre and Farelogix Leave Merger in Judge’s Hands as the Justice Department Rests Case

Sabre and Farelogix Leave Merger in Judge’s Hands as the Justice Department Rests Case

A federal judge heard closing arguments in the U.S. government's antitrust suit to block Sabre's acquisition of Farelogix. Inside the courtroom, Judge Leonard Stark's comments didn't show his hand.
What the Sabre-Farelogix Antitrust Trial Could Reveal About Airline Technology

What the Sabre-Farelogix Antitrust Trial Could Reveal About Airline Technology

It's notable that we had a much easier time finding experts who supported Sabre's proposed merger of Farelogix than opponents. But this court case will be decided on legal nuances, and its outcome is
Accor Taps Sabre for Pilot of Major Hotel Tech Project

Accor Taps Sabre for Pilot of Major Hotel Tech Project

Accor recently rebranded its loyalty program under the phrase "Live Limitless." The company needs to replace its limited technology structure to meet that ambition, and this deal represents a huge

Google Cloud lands Lufthansa Group and Sabre as new customers

Google’s strategy for bringing new customers to its cloud is to focus on the enterprise and specific verticals like healthcare, energy, financial service and retail, among others. Its healthcare
How Struggling Air India Is Setting the Stage for a Major Battle Among Distribution Giants

How Struggling Air India Is Setting the Stage for a Major Battle Among Distribution Giants

Much is at stake for global distribution systems and travel agencies as struggling Air India uses airline distribution as a means to stay afloat. The real winners and losers in this battle are still
How the Airline Industry Can Adopt and Implement New Tech the Right Way

How the Airline Industry Can Adopt and Implement New Tech the Right Way

New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards will help facilitate greater personalization and easier distribution of all elements of the ticket sale. However, it isn’t a catch-all solution for all of
Sabre Plays Hardball With Finnair and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Sabre Plays Hardball With Finnair and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

This week, Sabre stopping selling Finnair tickets as talks over a new contract broke down while European airlines will most likely have to pay a new EU tax on jet fuel. Meanwhile, India is so

Sabre Stops Selling Most Finnair Tickets in Contract Spat

It's rare for airline contract disputes with distribution companies to reach this outcome. Finnair will suffer financially until it cuts a deal. Sabre, for its part, risks embarrassment if it's seen
Reaction Engines’ Mach 5 engine is just the tip of the new aerospace boom

Reaction Engines’ Mach 5 engine is just the tip of the new aerospace boom

Imagine a hypersonic passenger aircraft that would cut the journey time between London and New York to around two hours. At Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound, the aircraft would complete a trip
Sabre Predicts Clear Skies for Its Airline Distribution and Tech Businesses

Sabre Predicts Clear Skies for Its Airline Distribution and Tech Businesses

To paraphrase Sabre executives, airlines in North America are too fat and happy to be bothered to mimic the experiments with direct distribution happening in Europe. They're probably calling that
Duffel Joins Wave of Startups Accelerating Efforts to Reinvent Airline Distribution

Duffel Joins Wave of Startups Accelerating Efforts to Reinvent Airline Distribution

Venture capitalists are turning their sights on airline distribution. Duffel's backing by VC firms Index and Benchmark bring hope to the sector. New ideas and technologies may help create more

Duffel raises $30M led by Index Ventures to disintermediate legacy travel platforms

Huge travel platforms that run airline booking systems like Sabre and Amadeus were invented eons ago and are so large and cumbersome that innovating with them is no easy feat. In the same way that
Amadeus and Sabre Sign Up for New Approach to Flight Selling

Amadeus and Sabre Sign Up for New Approach to Flight Selling

New deals mean that offline and online travel agencies will more quickly and commonly see richly descriptive details about what any given airfare includes, such as facts about legroom and photos of
Sabre’s $110 Million Deal for Radixx Gives It New Upside in Passenger Services Tech

Sabre’s $110 Million Deal for Radixx Gives It New Upside in Passenger Services Tech

Sabre's acquisition of Radixx is yet another sign that the travel technology giant is shoring up its competitive position vis-à-vis its rival Amadeus in the lucrative market for selling airlines
Sabre Tips Its Hand in Response to Antitrust Lawsuit Over Farelogix Merger

Sabre Tips Its Hand in Response to Antitrust Lawsuit Over Farelogix Merger

The joke goes that the only people who make money in mergers are the lawyers and the bankers. If litigation continues over Sabre's acquisition of Farelogix, the lawyers may be laughing all the way to

Court Ruling Revives a US Airways Antitrust Case Against Sabre

A federal appeals court has asked for a partial do-over in antitrust litigation between US Airways and travel tech firm Sabre. After more than eight years and millions of dollars in expenses, the case
Scalability is Key to Driving Adoption of New Distribution Capability Standards

Scalability is Key to Driving Adoption of New Distribution Capability Standards

When it comes to implementing and adopting the New Distribution Capability standards for airline retailing, there needs to be a strong focus on enabling scalability, across the entire retailing,