Aerolineas Argentinas extends partnership with Sabre

Aerolineas Argentinas has announced it has renewed its long-term strategic partnership with Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) to move forward with next-generation technologies that will facilitate expansion of its domestic and global footprint, the company said.

The agreement extends full content availability in Sabre´s global distribution system (GDS) and will enable Aerolineas to leverage the latest SabreSonic passenger services system (PSS) innovation to expand shopping and payment capabilities, improve airport operations and enhance the end-to-end traveler experience.

Sabre´s investment in retailing, distribution and fulfillment technologies are complementary to Aerolineas´ near and long-term business objectives of e-Commerce innovation, expanded shopping and payments capabilities and personalization. Aerolineas will also be one of the first to leverage Sabre´s new Digital Connect layer, which provides APIs to enable speed to market and flexibility. Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry.

Sabre´s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

Aerolineas Argentinas is one of the leading companies in South America. From its operational bases at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Aerolíneas Argentinas flies to 22 international destinations in America and Europe. Along with Austral Lineas Aereas, Aerolineas Argentinas operates flights to 37 destinations in Argentina, and provides dynamic connections between Argentina and the region through its relaunched operations center at Jorge Newbery Airport (Aeroparque). The Aerolineas Group is currently carrying out a fleet renewal program, consisting of Airbus 330, Airbus 340, Boeing 737-700/800 and Embraer 190 aircraft. Since September 2012, Aerolíneas Argentinas is member of the SkyTeam global alliance.