ASKY, Sabre partner to support travel recovery in Africa

West-African airline ASKY has announced a multi-year agreement with Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), that enables the carrier to move forward with next-generation technologies that will facilitate further expansion, the company said.

The agreement will allow ASKY to leverage the global travel technology leader´s passenger service system and its recently-launched Sabre Commercial Platform — an intelligent retailing platform.

Under the new agreement, ASKY will expand its shopping and payment capabilities, improve airport operations and offer a superior experience to travellers. The carrier will also make use of Sabre´s Revenue Optimiser, a real-time revenue management solution.

ASKY Airlines, headquartered in Lomé, Togo, commenced operation in 2010 and currently covers 22 destinations in 20 countries across West and Central Africa. A strategic partner of Ethiopian Airlines, ASKY was created by regional institutions, including the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), West African Development Bank (BOAD) and ECOBANK Group.

Sabre Corporation is a software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry. The company provides retailing, distribution and fulfilment solutions that help its customers operate more efficiently, drive revenue and offer personalized traveller experiences.