DOHA, Qatar, 3 September 2021: Sabre Corporation, a software
and technology company that powers the global travel industry, and Qatar
Airways are now finalising a new distribution deal that will provide long-term
access to the airline’s content through the Sabre travel marketplace.
Qatar Airways intends to strengthen its partnership with Sabre to take advantage of Sabre’s global reach and leading position in corporate travel for the distribution of Qatar Airways’ products to travellers worldwide.
Implementation work is starting to enable distinct offers
created by Qatar Airways for distribution through Sabre’s new distribution
capability (NDC), which provides a consistent end-to-end workflow that
integrates within well-established agency operations.
“A new approach to retailing is required in order to
respond to the personalised service and enhanced flexibility that travellers
expect,” said Sabre Travel Solutions chief commercial officer Roshan
Mendis. “Sabre is committed to supporting Qatar Airways in enhancing its
retailing capabilities by enabling the airline to distribute personalised
offers through our marketplace to corporations and travel agencies around the
Sabre’s technology enables Qatar Airways to effectively
market and sell its expansive roster of fares globally through the Sabre
marketplace. Reaching a network of more than 425,000 travel agents, it is one
of the world’s largest marketplaces, processing over USD120 billion in
estimated travel spend.
Qatar Airways chief commercial officer Thierry Antinori
said: “As international travel recovers, the landscape has become extremely
complex, and we don’t want to add additional obstacles such as surcharges,
restrictions or inefficient technical solutions, as we deploy new NDC-based
“We are therefore focused on providing a consistent
shopping experience through all channels to meet the expectations of our
travellers and promote the success of our agency partners. With Sabre, we see
great potential to shape the future of modern airline retailing.”
Qatar Airways’ network has now rebuilt to more than 140