Hainan Airlines renews agreement with Sabre
Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced a renewed content distribution agreement with Hainan Airlines, reiterating Sabre’s added value as the airline fast-forwards growth and scales global operations.
Hainan Airlines has been a long-term strategic partner with Sabre, first adopting its innovative airline solutions over a decade ago with access to a broad, state-of-the-art suite of planning and scheduling technology to support its operations.
“We are pleased to continue this wide-ranging partnership with Hainan Airlines, who has made our innovative solutions, network and expertise an integral component of their business development plan. Sabre is well-positioned to support Hainan Airline’s fast-growing operations in one of the world’s most rapidly changing markets,” said Rakesh Narayanan, vice president air line of business, Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific.
Hainan Airlines, a leading Chinese carrier, is a making a point to aggressively increase operations with 13 new international routes added to its scheduled flights. These domestic and international routes connect to Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, Japan and the United States. With even more new routes scheduled to be announced this year, Hainan Airlines is investing heavily in its growing, 207-aircraft fleet, receiving 37 aircrafts in 2017 alone and expecting more by the end of the year.
“Access to the Sabre network is essential to our ongoing success, connecting Hainan Airlines with more than 425,000 travel agents across the globe. We are rapidly increasing our operations, and it’s crucial to have trusted partners like Sabre that can provide us with the exposure we need to support our growth,” said Yang Fei, GM of Marketing and Sales, Hainan Airlines.