Travel agents connected to Sabre’s global travel marketplace will be able to shop, price, book, pay, cancel, void, refund and exchange unique NDC offers from Qantas.
Singapore and Sydney – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading software and technology company powering the global travel industry, is launching NDC offers from Qantas Airways, the flag carrier of Australia, to travel agencies in the airline’s home market and New Zealand.
Travel agents connected to Sabre’s global travel marketplace will be able to shop, price, book, pay, cancel, void, refund and exchange unique NDC offers from Qantas. With these capabilities, Sabre is supporting a consistent end-to-end workflow that integrates within well-established agency operations. After the initial launch in Australia and Zealand, Sabre will progressively roll-out the airline’s NDC content in other regions across the world.
“Our partnership with Qantas has led us to another milestone in our journey towards our goal of enabling our airline customers to distribute personalized offers – both through our marketplace and through their direct channels,” said Kathy Morgan, vice president, Offer Sourcing, Sabre Travel Solutions. “In today’s challenging environment, travelers increasingly demand personalized offers, which can be delivered through NDC-enabled technology. We are convinced that this provides new opportunities for both Qantas and our agency network to increase their revenues and enhance customer loyalty.”
“Despite the significant challenges facing airlines globally, Qantas remains committed to progressing our NDC roadmap”, said Igor Kwiatkowski, Qantas Executive Manager, Global Sales & Distribution, “We’ve launched a number of new features in recent months, and have plans for more to come, all designed to deliver richer content and a better experience for our customers and agency partners. We have worked with Sabre for more than three decades, so it’s fantastic to build on our long-term partnership with the distribution of our NDC content.”
Qantas has been an actively engaged partner in Sabre’s “Beyond NDC” program over the past two years. Both the airline and Sabre are committed to developing advanced retailing, distribution and fulfillment capabilities that are scalable and expand opportunities for all players in the travel ecosystem.