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Vietnam Airlines expands Sabre partnership as Trump touches down in Hanoi
Vietnam Airlines president, Duong Tri Thanh, right, and Dave Shirk, president of travel solutions for Sabre, exchange the memorandum in front of the presidents of the United States and Vietnam

Vietnam Airlines expands Sabre partnership as Trump touches down in Hanoi

Vietnam Airlines, the fastest growing carrier in south-east Asia, has expanded its partnership with and Sabre Corporation.

Representatives from the companies were joined United States president, Donald Trump, and president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, for the signing of the memorandum.

The deal describes Vietnam Airlines’ intention to significantly expand their existing strategic relationship with Sabre, with a potential value of over US$300 million.


The scope of the signed partnership includes innovative technology from the Sabre AirVision and AirCentre portfolio, that will complement SabreSonic, Vietnam Airlines’ existing passenger service system, which was recently renewed.

Together, Sabre’s solutions will help contribute to the carrier’s profitability and digital abilities once implemented, supporting their objective to become a digital airline by 2020.

Leveraging Sabre’s leading Commercial Platform, the deal contemplates that Sabre’s innovative Sabre In-Flight solution would be the first to be adopted by the airline following today’s announcement.

“Vietnam Airlines is pleased to build on the existing agreement with Sabre our trusted, long-term technology provider, to include advanced solutions that will propel our business into the future. 

“Our digital transformation program is essential to our continued success and onboarding these solutions from Sabre directly support our efforts to achieve the five-star status,” said Duong Tri Thanh, president, Vietnam Airlines.

Vietnam Airlines is recognised as the World’s Leading Cultural Airline by voters at the World Travel Awards.