SINGAPORE – Sabre announced today a renewed long-term agreement with Japan Airlines, marking the continuation of a strategic partnership between the companies as Japan Airlines increases their global footprint and caters to the country’s fast-changing travel industry.
Tourism in Japan is undergoing a rapid transition with over 28.7 million inbound visits in 2017. As Japan Airlines faces robust domestic and international demand from consumers, it continues to stay focused on delivering its brand promise and providing the very best travel experience to its passengers. Under the renewed agreement with Sabre, the airline will have the capacity to leverage Sabre’s group booking tools for the first time, providing the necessary support to manage their high-volume of group business. Access to Sabre’s innovative solutions will help drive efficiency and expand the airline’s reach by empowering Sabre connected agencies to promote its content with groups. Travellers globally will now have more options to book their travel on Japan Airlines with their trusted agencies.
“Innovative Sabre solutions will help propel the airline to new heights of efficiency, improve profitability and enhance the guest experience. We are excited to distribute Japan Airlines’ content through Sabre’s leading global travel marketplace, the platform of choice for more than 425,000 travel agents around the world,” said Rakesh Narayanan, vice president, airline of business, Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific.
On the other hand, Japan Airlines Executive Officer and Deputy GM Yoriyuki Kashiwagi expressed, “Growing our international consumer base is central to Japan Airlines’ expansion plan. We are confident that our renewed agreement with Sabre will provide us with the innovative solutions needed to reach our objectives and service our global customers,”
Japan Airlines and Sabre have developed a strong business relationship over the years, working closely to support travel agencies and the airline community alike. This new, long-term agreement marks the continuation of that valued partnership between the two companies.