SINGAPORE – Aug. 6, 2020 – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, today announced a new distribution partnership with fast-growing regional carrier Royal Air Philippines to enable the airline to power future revenue growth while reaching new, high-yield market segments.
Royal Air Philippines was established as an air charter service in 2002, before entering into commercial operation in 2018 with its inaugural domestic flight from Clark to Caticlan and subsequently building a strong international network to China. The airline is now committed to adding more domestic routes, along with regional routes throughout Asia Pacific, to its schedule to become the country’s fastest-growing airline, and needed a robust, wide-reaching distribution solution so it can move forward with its goal to connect the Philippines to more destinations and travellers around the world.
“Travel is about weaving stories of people coming together, and of dreams being fulfilled, and we’re thrilled to partner with Sabre so we can fulfill many more travel dreams by ensuring our content is visible and available to hundreds of thousands of travel agents and thousands of corporations across the globe,” said Eduardo C. Novillas, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Air Philippines. “We’re excited to be able to promote our offers through Sabre’s extensive network through this new agreement, which is key to our ambitious plans to be the airline of choice for travellers within, and to, the Philippines.”
“We’re delighted to partner with this young, competitive, ambitious airline as, together, we look forward to playing a key role in restarting tourism in the Philippines,” said Rakesh Narayanan, Vice President, Regional General Manager, Asia PacificTravel Solutions Airline Sales, Sabre. “This new agreement represents another strong endorsement of our investment in distribution, retailing and fulfillment at Sabre. As part of Sabre’s extensive global distribution marketplace, Royal Air Philippines will be able to reach new, higher-yield market segments. By utilizing Sabre’s distribution solutions which connect travel suppliers with buyers around the globe, our valued partner airlines are able to grow revenue and reach as the travel industry focuses on post Covid-19 recovery.”
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 traveller 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.
About Royal Air Philippines
Royal Air Philippines is a Philippine-based airline established in 2002. Serving as an air charter service for almost two decades, Royal Air entered into commercial operations and successfully launched its inaugural domestic flight from Clark to Caticlan in 2018. From a fleet of three 97-seater British Aerospace (BAe) AVRO 146 RJ-100 series, the airline now utilizes three Airbus 319/320s for its regional operations. Today, Royal Air Philippines is committed to expand its network and become the country’s fast-growing airline with the intention to connect the Philippines to more destinations.