Low-cost airline easyJet has extended its relationship with Sabre Travel Network to distribute its fares and services to travel agencies.
The agreement has been expanded to provide further distribution to Sabre-connected travel agencies with access to easyJet fares through the global distribution system (GDS).
Agents will soon be able to take advantage of easyJet’s allocated seating trial, which is currently running on selected routes across the network.
This allows passengers to reserve their preferred seat on the aircraft at the time of booking.
Harald Eisenaecher, senior vice president for Sabre in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said: “easyJet has become a major player with UK business travellers in recent years, and it’s important we make these additional services available for our travel management customers to shop and book.
“This deal is also a major step forward for Sabre and easyJet as more agencies connected to Sabre will have access to inventory for the first time.
“Through continued investment in technology and service Sabre is committed to working with easyJet and growing business in the UK and Ireland.”
easyJet joins a growing list of more than 400 airlines that have chosen the Sabre GDS to sell to travel agencies.
Andrew Hodges, easyJet’s director of sales, distribution & business, said: “We are very excited to renew our agreement with Sabre, which will help fulfill our ambition to grow our share of the managed corporate travel sector.
“easyJet continues to make travel easy and affordable for travellers and we see great efficiencies for TMCs in booking our great value flexible fares via GDS.”