TACA signs full content agreement with Sabre
TACA International Airlines (TACA) and Sabre Travel Network are pleased to announce a new, long-term five-year, Full Content Agreement. This new deal will give all Sabre Connected travel agencies access to TACA’s full range of content.
Through the Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS), Sabre Connected travel agents will have efficient access to all of the carrier’s published fares and inventory including, key capabilities such as last seat availability, codeshare and interlining sales, interactive inventory updates and eticketing. Access to these capabilities through the Sabre GDS will streamline the shopping and booking process, driving enhanced productivity for Sabre Connected agencies.
“Agencies are important partners in the air travel value chain. At TACA, we’re proud of the strong relationship we have with agencies, as evidenced by them selecting TACA in 2008 as the Leading Airline in Mexico & Central America at the World Travel Awards. As we extend our full content to agencies, we look forward to an even closer partnership in meeting the travel needs of those who already know and enjoy our service, and of those who will try our product for the first time.” said Matt Vincett, Vice President Commercial, TACA Airlines.
Sabre believes they will add significant value to TACA and tremendous efficiency to its travel agencies.
“As TACA continues to expand their network beyond Central America, Sabre looks forward to being part of their continued growth and we will provide the strategic marketing and technology solutions to help them succeed,” said Jay Jones, senior vice president, The Americas, for Sabre Travel Network.
With it’s route network stretching from Toronto, Canada all the way to Buenos Aires, Argentina, TACA flies to 39 destinations in 22 countries throughout the Americans and the Caribbean. In the coming months, TACA will add new direct service between Mexico City & Lima, as well as exciting new destinations, including Orlando, Florida, and Porto Alegre, Brazil.
In 2009, based on its extensive survey of Latin American air travelers, Skytrax announced TACA as the winner of “Best Airline”, “Best Regional Airline”, and “Best Cabin Crew” in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
With the newest fleet in the Americas, TACA offers the most advanced technology for their passengers’ safety and comfort. TACA also holds one of the best operational records of the industry – with a rate of on-time arrivals that exceeds 90% and a compliance rate of itineraries over 99%.
TACA’s fleet is comprised of 30 Airbus aircraft (319, 320 and 321s), and 7 Embraer E90s.
More information about TACA is available at: http://www.taca.com
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides the most comprehensive end-to-end solutions for corporate and leisure travel. The Sabre GDS is the foundation for these solutions, providing a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects travel suppliers, including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 55,000 travel agency locations. Currently, Sabre collectively handles over 70 percent of the BTN 100 bookings.
Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include GetThere, for corporate travel reservation technology; Nexion, a host agency; SynXis, for hotel reservation management, distribution and technology services; E-site marketing, specializing in online business solutions exclusively for the hospitality industry TRAMS, mid- and back-office solutions and marketing services for travel agencies; and TRAMS Marketing Alliance (TMA), a marketing promotions services for leisure travel agencies. Sabre Travel Network also markets TripTailor Vacations, a travel wholesaler providing dynamic packaging for the travel agency marketplace.
Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.