Sabre confirms United deal

Sabre Holdings and United Airlines have announced that United has signed new five-year, full content agreements with Sabre Travel Network and Travelocity.
Through the agreement with Sabre Travel Network, all United published fares and inventory will be available for subscribers of the Sabre global distribution system (GDS), including online and offline travel agencies. This includes published fares that the airline sells through any third-party Web site and through its own Web site and reservation offices.

Concurrent with that agreement, United also signed a new five-year, full-content agreement with Travelocity, including a long-term contract with Site59, the pioneer of dynamic packaging for last minute online travel.

“These long-term agreements ensure that travelers will have efficient access to United’s travel products and services for years to come,” said Hugh Jones, chief operating officer, Sabre Travel Network. “It’s another opportunity to leverage the Sabre portfolio to help United market and sell its products through a highly efficient marketplace.”

“We are pleased that our customers will continue to have access to United’s products through Sabre and their broad agency base,” said Doug Leo, vice president, revenue management, United Airlines. “This agreement provides reliability, flexibility and attractive economics, all of which are integral parts of United’s distribution strategies.”