Sabre Signs for New Marketing System with KLM

15th Jan 2002

Sabre Holdings has successfully implemented the Sabre Travelcard Pro billing and marketing information access system for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
The airline will use the system to host its Corporate Billing and Management Information system based on the Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP).

“Travelcard Pro is an innovative tool designed to help airlines reduce distribution costs and increase customer loyalty - especially in the corporate sector,” said Steve Clampett, president, Airline Products and Services for Sabre. “Because Travelcard Pro was designed specifically for UATP`s billing and reporting functionality, KLM will be able to provide UATP subscribers invoicing, customer support, and extensive management reporting.”

The three-year deal enables KLM to use the system via the Sabre eMergo Web-enabled and dedicated network solution, an ASP offering that significantly expands Sabre`s software products.

“The hosting service provided through the Sabre eMergo solutions for Travelcard Pro has proven to be very effective; from a support perspective as well as system performance,” said Robbert-Jan de Bruijne, director, Global Card Services, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. “The Travelcard Pro delivery has allowed us to leverage down our overall monthly costs supporting UATP billing and allowed us to increase customer care.”

The Travelcard Pro system supports airlines in decreasing their distribution costs while enlarging their corporate customer loyalty. The system uses available electronic data to avoid manual data entry, including Bank Settlement Plan (BSP), Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC), lock box payments, own-carrier sales, and other airline ticketing transmission delivered via ATCAN, UATP`s global acquiring network.


UATP is the corporate payment system owned and operated by the world`s airlines. UATP Contractor airlines issue UATP accounts to their corporate customers in an effort to save distribution costs and to also provide their customers with the most detailed ticket-level data in the industry. Over 180 airlines worldwide accept UATP as a form of payment and 73 percent of the Top 100 Global utilize UATP as their primary form of payment for airfare.



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