Sabre Airline Solutions Introduces Interline E-Ticketing Hub

Sabre Airline Solutions has launched the interline e-ticketing hub capability within

SabreSonic Ticket, an industry-first solution that provides airline

carriers with a single connection point to all Interline partners,

significantly reducing development and distribution costs and enhancing an

airline’s a ability to be more customer centric. The interline e-ticketing

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hub offering is part of Sabre Airline Solutions’ recently announced new

generation passenger management suite, SabreSonic.


Interline e-ticketing (IET) is becoming a necessity among airline carriers

trying to reduce costly paper-based processes.  It is also made necessary

as they continue to extend codeshare partnerships resulting in travel

arrangements that increasingly involve multiple airlines.  Interline

agreements among airlines allow passengers the ability to use one e-ticket

when their itinerary includes travel on two or more carriers.  These

agreements also help to facilitate the transfer of flight coupons to

alternative flights on other airlines in the case of abnormal flight

operations resulting from disruptions.

Until now, each airline’s Interline e-ticketing link was unique and

customised to each partner airline. This meant that a single airline could

have many individual agreements, making the development and implementation

of these bi-lateral connections both costly and time-consuming. The new

e-ticketing hub capability in SabreSonic Ticket virtually eliminates the

necessity for bi-lateral carrier links. Once a carrier is connected to the

hub, access is available to all other linked carriers, including those on

other reservations systems.

 

The SabreSonic Ticket capability addresses the trend for carriers to use

e-ticketing as both a cost advantage and an additional customer-centric

offering. With SabreSonic Ticket, airlines are able to reduce interline

distribution costs, and meet mandatory implementation times driven by major

US carriers.

 

“The release of the SabreSonic Ticket continues to solidify Sabre Airline

Solutions as the airline industry’s leader in high performing passenger

management solutions,” said Gianni Marostica, president of Airline

Passenger Solutions at Sabre Airline Solutions.  “Sabre Airline Solutions

is leading the market in electronic connectivity solutions because of our

breadth of experience in IET, our technology acumen and our ability to

deliver solid, reliable solutions to market in the timeliness that this

fast-paced industry demands. Our recent offering of the SabreSonic suite of

passenger management solutions, which is based on an open systems platform

and makes the IET Hub possible, is truly a step ahead of the pace of the

industry.”

 

The IET Hub supports all airline carrier technology requirements and is

able to transfer electronic data from one carrier to another by translating

all forms of electronic data interchange (EDI) software.  This translation

process eliminates extensive development that was once required for

carriers to establish the interline connection between individual airlines.

 

In addition, a vast array of diagnostic tools give carriers the ability to

more closely monitor Interline traffic. These tools enable carriers to set

notification thresholds through a graphical user interface. For example, if

a link goes down and error messages are generated, an e-mail notification

is sent notifying the carrier of the situation.
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