Air New Zealand, Sabre Cut New Deal


Sabre has signed a technology agreement with Air New Zealand to market and sell the airline’s products and services in the Sabre global distribution system. The airline’s Economy Skycouch seats and pre-paid bags are already available in Sabre in select markets. Over 400,000 travel agents worldwide will continue to have real-time access Air New Zealand’s fares, schedules and inventory, in addition to ancillary products.

Air New Zealand offers Economy Skycouch and pre-paid bags for booking through the Sabre travel marketplace in New Zealand, Australia, the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. The airline plans to expand to other markets in the future.

Hans Belle, vice-president, Sabre Travel Network, said: “Air New Zealand has been a long-time Sabre customer who has created a number of innovations in air travel shopping and we look forward to continue providing the technology that will power their marketing and sales strategy through our marketplace. Sabre’s focus continues to be squarely on helping travel suppliers increase revenues while ensuring travel buyers can book travel in the fastest, most efficient way.”