SINGAPORE and PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Nov. 30, 2022 – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, today announced the renewal of its distribution agreement with Air Niugini. The deal will ensure that the airline can continue to reach Sabre’s extensive network of global travel buyers, while giving Sabre-connected travel agents ongoing access to Air Niugini content.
The renewal further reinforces the strong, long-term relationship between Air Niugini and Sabre. Air Niugini uses the SabreSonic Passenger Service System (PSS) to deliver a more tailored customer experience and capture full revenue opportunities. The carrier has also renewed its agreement with Sabre to be a distributor of Sabre’s Global Distribution System (GDS) in Papua New Guinea, giving travel agents in the Pacific region opportunities to adopt Sabre’s intuitive Sabre Red 360 workspace.
“We’re delighted to renew our important distribution agreement with Sabre as we get ready to enter our next half century,” said Paul Abbott, General Manager, Commercial & Distribution, Air Niugini. “With travel restrictions now lifted to Papua New Guinea, it’s vital that we continue to work with Sabre, our preferred technology partner, to give global travel buyers access to the fares and offers they need to create enhanced experiences for their leisure and corporate travelers.”
Based out of Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby, Air Niugini provides the country’s most comprehensive domestic network linking scattered communities throughout the country and local businesses with each other. In a country with little roading infrastructure the airline plays a vital role in the development of Papua New Guinea. It also connects Papua New Guinea to the world, with direct international flights to destinations including Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia, Solomon Islands, and Fiji.
“As travel recovery continues apace in Asia Pacific, it’s important airlines in the region are able to reach travelers across the world through Sabre’s extensive network of global buyers, and that travel agents have access to rich airline content,” said Rakesh Narayanan, Vice President, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific, Travel Solutions Airline Sales. “So, we’re thrilled to continue our valued relationship with Air Niugini as the airline prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary by welcoming increasing numbers of travelers to its destinations in Papua New Guinea and the wider Asia-Pacific region.”
About Air Niugini
Air Niugini Limited is the national airline of Papua New Guinea, based at Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby. It operates a domestic network from Port Moresby to 21 airports. It also operates international services into Asia, Oceania, and Australia. Air Niugini operates a fleet of B767, B737, Fokker 70/100 Dash 8 Q400 and Dash 8 200 and 300 series aircraft. Niugini is the Tok Pisin word for New Guinea
About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is a leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, serving a wide range of travel companies including airlines, hoteliers, travel agencies and other suppliers. The company provides retailing, distribution and fulfilment solutions that help its customers operate more efficiently, drive revenue and offer personalized traveler experiences. Through its leading travel marketplace, Sabre connects travel suppliers with buyers from around the globe. Sabre’s technology platform manages more than $260B worth of global travel spend annually. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information visit www.sabre.com.