Air New Zealand has signed a new technology agreement with Sabre to continue to market and sell the airline's products and services in the Sabre global distribution system. More than 40,000+ travel agents globablly use Sabre.
Agents have real-time access to the airline's fares, schedules and inventory as well as ancillary products. Right now, the airline's Economy Skycouch and pre-paid bags are available for booking through the Sabre travel marketplace in New Zealand, Australia, the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. The airline plans to expand those booking options to other markets in the future.
Being part of Sabre provides Air New Zealand access to global travelers shopping for their next destination with a travel agent or on their own via an online travel agency. By offering all of its products and services in all sales channels, the airline will also increase its revenues, Sabre said in a press release.
"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," said Hans Belle, vice president, Sabre Travel Network. "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."
Air New Zealand joins a long list of airlines, including Qantas, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Aegean, Aeromexico, EL AL, easyJet, Finnair, Lufthansa and US Airways, that have chosen to offer ancillary services and bundled fares through Sabre's travel marketplace and travel agencies.