Posted May 12, 2016

NDC Gains Operational Steam With Buy-In From BA, Emirates And Others

After years of theorizing, arguing, piloting and "will-it-or-won’t-it-happen?" speculation, the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability is gaining some ground as an operational reality. This month, IATA reported that 15 airlines have deployed at least part of the industry standard it published in September 2015. IATA also claimed that 20 of the world's top 25 airline groups have deployed or plan to deploy NDC. The progress prompted program director Yanik Hoyles to declare, "NDC is now mainstream." Read More »
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Posted December 1, 2014

Ryanair's O'Leary, Emirates' Clark Predict Radical Distribution Disruption

Berlin - Interrogated here at last month's GBTA Europe conference by Global Business Travel Association senior vice president for global development Paul Tilstone, Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary and Emirates chief Sir Tim Clark displayed a strikingly similar radical vision. Read More »
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Posted July 9, 2014

After Considering Amadeus And Sabre, Emirates Keeps Res System In-House

Emirates this week notified Amadeus that it will stick with its own in-house reservations system instead of contracting to use the Altea passenger services system. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 21, 2013

Down To Amadeus And Sabre, Emirates Nears Selection Of New Res System

A decision by Emirates on whether Amadeus or Sabre will provide the carrier's next passenger services system is imminent, said sources who indicated the airline plans to shift away from the Mercator res system, also owned by the Emirates Group. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer with reporting by Jay Campbell | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted February 17, 2011

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Posted April 30, 2010

Global Alliances Not For Everyone

The three major global airline alliances aren't for everyone, including several airlines represented at this week's Phoenix Aviation Symposium. Representatives from those carriers pointed to the costs associated with alliance participation, tech challenges and other concerns.

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Posted September 10, 2008 - Lombard, IL

Sabre Signs 10-Year Deals With EmQuest, Emirates

Sabre Holdings on Tuesday signed a 10-year agreement with both Emirates and its travel distribution arm EmQuest to launch distribution services in five new African markets and--after the first of the year, when EmQuest's existing contract expires wit Read More »
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