London, UK / Amsterdam Schiphol, the Netherlands – April 1, 2015 –Transavia, the Dutch based low-cost airline, and Air France-KLM subsidiary, has signed a technology agreement with global technology company Sabre, to make all its fares and inventory available in the Sabre travel marketplace. The agreement also includes Transavia’s ancillary services including prepaid bags and allocated seats.
From today, Sabre-connected travel agents can shop, book and manage Transavia fares and ancillary products in Sabre, providing greater choice and value to customers looking for low cost travel options around Europe.
Harald Eisenaecher, senior vice president for Sabre Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Our customers know we are committed to their success and growth, and that means getting the content they need to serve their customers. Over the past few years, we have made significant investments in technology to bring low cost carrier content and ancillary services into our travel marketplace to support our customers and our own growth and expansion across Europe. Adding Transavia to our marketplace is great news for our agency customers, and the corporations and travellers they serve, who will reap the benefits of being able to shop Transavia’s fares and bags or seats in one simple request.”
Roy Scheerder, Transavia Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Transavia’s decision to merchandise full inventory and ancillaries in Sabre’s travel marketplace shows the company’ long-term commitment to providing an open marketplace for air travel, which benefits agencies, travel managers and travellers alike, ensuring travel shopping remains competitive, transparent and easy. Both Transavia and Sabre look forward to a successful future together.”
Transavia is one of numerous airlines to partner with Sabre to drive their merchandising efforts offer ancillary services and bundled fares through the Sabre travel marketplace.
About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation 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, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than $110 billion of estimated travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world.
Transavia, a member of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group, operates scheduled and charter flights to more than 110 destinations, primarily in Europe and Northern Africa. Transavia has nearly 50 years of experience and is the most affordable and accessible low-cost airline in Europe, with a strong focus on hospitality, service and digital services. Transavia offers an attractive basic price for both leisure and business travellers with additional (paid) products and services. Transavia carries 10 million passengers a year and operates with a young and environmentally friendly fleet. In the Netherlands, we fly from Amsterdam, Rotterdam/The Hague, Eindhoven and Groningen and, in France, from Paris, Nantes, Lyon, Strasbourg and Lille.
For more information, visit www.transavia.com.