Lion Air inks deal with Sabre to fuel its growth strategy



Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the technology provider to the global travel industry, has announced a new content distribution agreement with Lion Air, the largest privately owned airline in Indonesia, and its subsidiary, Wings Air, as the preferred global distribution system (GDS) to offer Lion Air content in the carrier´s home market, the company said.

Sabre has served as a strategic partner to Lion Air and supported both the airline´s reservations and planning and scheduling capabilities through its innovative SabreSonic passenger services system and AirVision portfolio of solutions since the carrier first began operations 18 years ago.

Lion Air and Wings Air operate an extensive domestic and international network of routes with 166 aircraft based in the main hub of Jakarta.

Sabre Corporation is the 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 global travel marketplace, which processes more than USUSD 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.

Lion Air is part of the Lion Air Group, together with Wings Air, Batik Air, Lion Bizjet, Malindo Air which based in Malaysia, and Thai Lion Air that is based in Thailand. Aggressive and innovative business expansion make Lion Air Group now has full facilities to support their business such as training and education center, offices, housing for the ground crew and flight crew located at Lion City-Balaraja, Lion Simulator Center located at Bandara Mas-Tangerang and Aircraft Maintenance Facility Batam Aero Technic that is located at Hang Nadim Airport, Batam. To continue to expand its business network, Lion Air Group started freight business called Lion Parcel. Lion Air Group also join the world of hospitality with Lion Hotel & Plaza located in Manado.