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Japan Airlines renews long-term partnership with Sabre to enhance global footprint

SINGAPORE –29 March 2018 Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced a renewed long-term agreement with Japan Airlines, marking the continuation of a strategic partnership between the companies as Japan Airlines increases their global footprint and caters to the country’s fast-changing travel industry.

Tourism in Japan is undergoing a rapid transition with over 28.7 million inbound visits in 2017 [1]. As Japan Airlines faces robust domestic and international demand from consumers, it continues to stay focused on delivering its brand promise and providing the very best travel experience to its passengers.  Under the renewed agreement with Sabre, the airline will have the capacity to leverage Sabre’s group booking tools for the first time, providing the necessary support to manage their high-volume of group business. Access to Sabre’s innovative solutions will help drive efficiency and expand the airline’s reach by empowering Sabre connected agencies to promote its content with groups. Travellers globally will now have more options to book their travel on Japan Airlines with their trusted agencies.

“Sabre is proud of its ongoing partnership with Japan Airlines as they continue to grow their global footprint,” said Mr. Rakesh Narayanan, vice president, air line of business, Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific. “Innovative Sabre solutions will help propel the airline to new heights of efficiency, improve profitability and enhance the guest experience. We are excited to distribute Japan Airlines’ content through Sabre’s leading global travel marketplace, the platform of choice for more than 425,000 travel agents around the world,” he added.

“Growing our international consumer base is central to Japan Airlines’ expansion plan. We are confident that our renewed agreement with Sabre will provide us with the innovative solutions needed to reach our objectives and service our global customers,” said Mr. Yoriyuki Kashiwagi, Executive Officer, Deputy GM, Managing Division, Passenger Sales, Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines and Sabre have developed a strong business relationship over the years, working closely to support travel agencies and the airline community alike. This new, long-term agreement marks the continuation of that valued partnership between the two companies.

 

[1] https://www.tourism.jp/en/tourism-database/stats/

 

 

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About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel 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 US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

 

About Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline now reaches more than 344 airports in 56 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of more than 230 aircraft. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), the airline’s loyalty program, has reached over 31 million members worldwide. Awarded one of the most punctual major international airlines, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and supreme quality in every aspect of its service, and aims to become the most preferred airline in the world.

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