Fuzhou Airlines selects Sabre as first foreign Global Distribution System
Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced a new distribution service agreement with Fuzhou Airlines, making Sabre the carrier’s first global distribution system provider based outside of China.
Operating as a joint venture of Hainan Airlines out of Fuzhou Changle International Airport, Fuzhou Airlines is a fast-growing Chinese carrier that serves routes to major cities within eastern China. The airline hopes its rising growth trajectory will also play a leading role in raising the profile of Fuzhou, the capital city of Fujian province, by driving greater cooperation across the region.
“As Fuzhou Airlines continues to develop their business within the region, the Sabre platform will be essential in their expansion by providing access to our global travel marketplace of more than 425,000 travel agents,” said Rakesh Narayanan, vice president, air line of business, Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific.
“In Sabre, we have found a trusted and experienced partner whose technology will enable us to achieve our business objectives. Our continued growth initiatives will help to drive profitability, and in turn our business success will give the city of Fuzhou more visibility domestically and abroad,” said Ryan Nan Ren, director of marketing and sales, Fuzhou Airlines.
With a current fleet that consists of sixteen 737-800 airplanes, the airline also expects to add two more aircraft by the end of 2018.
This agreement marks the sixth HNA Group carrier to join Sabre alongside Hainan Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines, Lucky Air, China West Air and Tianjin Airlines.
About Sabre Corporation
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.
About Fuzhou Airlines
Fuzhou Airlines, full-service carrier based at Fuzhou Airport, set up on February 12, 2014, and made its maiden flight on October 30, 2014, is a member of HNA group, which is one of the World Top 500. Fuzhou Airlines is also the first local airlines in Fuzhou.
Since October 2014 to July 2017, the fleet size has expanded to 13 Boeing 737-800 aircrafts. Fuzhou Airlines have totally transported nearly 6.55 million passengers, with the average load factor of more than 91%. By March 2018, Fuzhou Airlines has opened 68 domestic routes and reached 46 navigable cities, involving Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Tianjin, Chongqing, Kunming, Harbin, Zhoushan, Jinan, Linyi, Nantong, Nanjing, Guiyang, Changsha, Xiangyang, Taizhou, Yinchuan, Taiyuan, Yichang, Lanzhou, Qingdao, Guilin, Haikou and so on.
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