Articles tagged “airline distribution”

Sabre Dares U.S. Justice Department to Sue It Over Farelogix Deal

Sabre Dares U.S. Justice Department to Sue It Over Farelogix Deal

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The travel technology giant said Wednesday it would go ahead with its planned $360 million acquisition on August 21. If the U.S. federal attorneys aren't happy about it, they can sue, Sabre said. No travel tech company has used, and threatened in public to use, its lawyers as much as Sabre in the past decade.

1 week ago

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How Airlines Can Use Flexible Technology to Differentiate Their Brand

How Airlines Can Use Flexible Technology to Differentiate Their Brand

Sabre + Skift

Flexible technology is often confused with built-to-order technology. What the airline industry needs today to meet customer expectations is much more robust than that — it needs a way to implement solutions that allow them to use the best technological offering for each specific task.

4 weeks ago

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How Travel Agencies Should Think About New Airline Distribution Tech

How Travel Agencies Should Think About New Airline Distribution Tech

Travelport + Skift

Travel agencies can benefit substantially from the level of personalization that NDC offers, but they have to develop new technological capabilities to realize those benefits.

2 months ago

Why Etraveli’s Airline Tech Deal Could Catch Airbnb’s Eye

Why Etraveli’s Airline Tech Deal Could Catch Airbnb’s Eye

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We don't know much about Airbnb's thinking about launching a flights product, but an unrelated acquisition by Etraveli Group shines a light on some of the business issues Airbnb needs to consider as it crafts a strategy.

2 months ago

AirAsia Wants to Build an E-Commerce App That Will Overtake Its Airline Biz

AirAsia Wants to Build an E-Commerce App That Will Overtake Its Airline Biz

Elffie Chew and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

At Skift Forum Asia, AirAsia's deputy CEO said she was confident that becoming an online travel reseller was "very doable." The largest budget carrier in Asia certainly has the data and innovativeness to pull it off. But skepticism abounds among industry vets.

3 months ago

Travelport’s Plan to Build Market Share With U.S. Airlines and Agencies

Travelport’s Plan to Build Market Share With U.S. Airlines and Agencies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelport sees an opportunity to gain share with mid-market travel management companies in the U.S., which seems plausible. But it will need to keep up its pace of adopting new technologies and policies to pull that off.

4 months ago

Lufthansa Now Drives More Than Half Its Bookings Directly

Lufthansa Now Drives More Than Half Its Bookings Directly

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Some airlines will be jealous of Lufthansa Group's ability to have one out of every two of its customers book directly through its brand sites or travel management channels without having to pay fees to third-party tech middlemen.

5 months ago

Airfare Clearinghouse Promotes Routehappy Execs to Fit New Data Strategy

Airfare Clearinghouse Promotes Routehappy Execs to Fit New Data Strategy

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Fare-filing clearinghouse ATPCO has announced changes in its c-suite. So we checked in to see how it's progressing on its modernization effort. The challenges are daunting.

6 months ago

European Regulators Will Focus on Distributors’ Restrictive Airline Contracts

European Regulators Will Focus on Distributors’ Restrictive Airline Contracts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's anyone's guess whether travel distribution giants Amadeus and Sabre might have run afoul of the European Union's rules. But a look at the history of those companies' airline contracts provides clues as to what might be top of mind with investigators.

9 months ago

Why Airlines Are Finally Seeing Lower Distribution Costs: New Skift Research

Why Airlines Are Finally Seeing Lower Distribution Costs: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

The battle over airline distribution costs has been fought from boardrooms to courtrooms to the press. Though each airline is in a unique position, we examine the industry-wide data to take a cold look at the facts as best as possible.

10 months ago

Unraveling the Web of Airline Distribution: New Skift Research

Unraveling the Web of Airline Distribution: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Airline distribution needs to change to keep up with the modern economy. Its tech is evolving, but it takes time to turn around such a large and complex ship. Will changes come fast enough to avoid outside disruption?

10 months ago