Samoa Airways broaden reach by connecting to Sabre
PR - Samoa Airways has further expanded its sales and travel agency reach, with its availability in the Sabre global distribution system.
This means that it will be easier for customers to access Samoa Airways’ flights through any travel agent or travel portal in New Zealand or Australia that processes reservations and tickets using Sabre.
The connection to Sabre follows significant testing and integration works between the Airline, its central reservation system provider Radixx and the GDS.
Chief Executive Officer, Tupuivao Seiuli Alvin Tuala, said that “the connection represents a major achievement in the National Carrier’s distribution strategy, which will support trade engagement efforts and make it easier for travellers to book Samoa Airways flights.”
Sabre is a publicly listed travel technology company based in Texas, U.S.A.
As the largest Global Distribution System provider for flight bookings in North America, Sabre is also the preferred travel commerce platform for many meta search engines, online travel agencies, tour companies, travel agencies, travel consolidators and travel management companies around the globe.
Earlier this year, Sabre was selected as the global technology partner to Flight Centre and thousands of travel agents across Australia and New Zealand adopted Sabre to shop and book travel for leisure and corporate customers
Flight Centre is a major global travel brand and through the connection, Flight Centre at a retail, consolidation and wholesale level will be able to book Samoa Airways’ range of inclusive fares and directly process e-tickets for travel between Apia, Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane.
Tupuivao added that “the connection comes at a strategic time in the airline’s history as it prepares to fly direct between Apia and Brisbane. Having access to Sabre’s network will provide an added boost.”
Sabre becomes the third global distribution system which the National Carrier is connected to. Samoa Airways is also available in Amadeus and Travelport Galileo.
Samoa Airways is the designated national carrier of Samoa.
It operates scheduled international air services using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft offering both business and economy class.
The airline offers daily flights between Apia and Auckland and twice weekly flights between Apia and Sydney.
From 13th November, the airline will operate twice weekly direct flights between Apia and Brisbane. Samoa Airways also operates a fleet of Twin Otter turbo-prop aircraft which fly multiple times daily between Fagalii and Pago Pago, in addition to domestic services within American Samoa.