European airline joins Sabre’s global travel marketplace for the first time
London, June 3, 2014 – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has signed a new long-term technology agreement with CityJet, an Irish-based carrier that operates services from London City Airport as a main hub, across Europe, including Belgium, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and Ireland along with tertiary networks from Cardiff Airport and Cambridge International Airport.
The European carrier joins Sabre for the first time and will use its global travel marketplace to market and sell their airfares to travel agents around the world. Agencies that use Sabre will be able to access, and efficiently shop and book CityJet’s fares, availability, and schedules.
Christine Ourmières-Widener, CEO of CityJet, said: “The agency channel is an important part of our marketing and sales mix, and supplements our efforts to strengthen brand awareness and global reach. Sabre plays a critical role in making this happen. Their strong global presence, growth in Europe, and commitment to the airline industry make them the perfect technology partner.”
Inna Kizenkova, vice president, supplier commerce, EMEA, Sabre Travel Network: “We are pleased to welcome CityJet as a new partner for Sabre and we’re committed to helping them drive additional revenues through the agency channel. Europe is a key growth region for our company and we will continue to listen to the needs and support the commercial goals of airlines and agencies in this region.”
Sabre’s travel marketplace is instrumental in facilitating the marketing and sale of airfares, 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.
CityJet is one of more than 400 global carriers who participate in Sabre’s travel marketplace to market and sell their fares and inventory.
CityJet is renowned for providing convenient, hassle-free travel, combined with award-winning service to popular destinations throughout the UK and Europe. Its extensive network offers a multitude of choices for both business and leisure travellers, with a schedule built around the needs of passengers.
As one of the largest carriers operating out of London City Airport, CityJet offers over 700 flights a week, over 300 of them from this conveniently-located airport. CityJet operates to multiple destinations in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe from both London City Airport and Cardiff Airport.
The airline operates non-stop services from London City to Amsterdam, Antwerp, Avignon, Brest, Brive, Deauville, Dresden, Dublin, Florence, Nantes, Paris-Orly, Rotterdam and Toulon and from Cardiff to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey and Paris – Orly as well as Cambridge to Amsterdam and Dublin. It also offers direct seasonal flights from Dublin to Brest, Amsterdam to Avignon, Amsterdam, Brive and Perpignan.
Fares include all taxes and charges, and our customers enjoy a choice of online, mobile or airport check-in, advance seat assignment, free checked baggage including golf bags, and complimentary beverages and light meals on board.
For more information, reservations and to check-in online, visit www.cityjet.com.
Sabre® 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 in approximately 60 countries around the world.