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Sabre and South African Airways sign new multi-year technology agreement

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Sabre Corporation and South African Airways have signed a new multi-year agreement to make the carrier’s airfares and inventory available in the Sabre global distribution system.

The agreement provides Sabre travel agencies and corporations globally with access to the airline’s full range of fares, schedules and availability including published fares sold through the airline’s own website and reservations offices.

“We have a long and successful partnership with South African Airways to market and sell their products and services, and to support their expansion and growth in new markets,” said Greg Webb, president, Sabre Travel Network. “South Africa is an important new market for Sabre and we are especially pleased to renew our agreement at a time we are seeing strong interest from the industry.”

Sylvain Bosc, chief commercial officer at South African Airways said: “Sabre is an important technology partner for us, which has been strengthened by their launch and growth in South Africa, and across the African continent. Sabre provides us with an easy and efficient way to market and sell our fares the way we want to, and continues to be a very valuable channel for reaching high-yielding corporate travelers.”

Sabre’s travel marketplace plays an important role in facilitating the marketing and sale of airfares, ancillary services, hotel rooms, rental cars, rail tickets and other types of travel, to more than 400,000 travel agents and thousands of corporations who use it to shop, book and manage travel. It is one of the world’s largest marketplaces, processing over $100 billion in estimated travel spend.

South African Airways joins all other major African and global carriers around the world in signing long-term airline distribution agreements with Sabre, including British Airways, Iberia, Egypt Air, Emirates, Etihad and Air France.

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, such as passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, and flight, network and crew management. Sabre® also operates a leading global travel marketplace, processing over $100 billion of estimated travel spend in 2013 by connecting travel suppliers to their most valued customers, the business traveler.  Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world.

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