Posted March 3, 2015

As Farelogix Moves On From Direct Connect, SPRK's Fire Dims

As Farelogix sheds its skin as a GDS agitator, content aggregator and direct-connect innovator to become a provider of airline merchandizing engines, pricing engines and application programming interfaces, the company has found diminishing returns from its SPRK agency desktop, once a core feature, if not a major moneymaker, within its business. Read More »
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Posted February 27, 2015

Amadeus Expects GDS Marketshare Gains To Continue In 2015

Amadeus claimed it processed during the fourth quarter of 2014 42 percent of all global distribution system bookings, raising its quarterly worldwide market share 1.4 percentage points from the last three months of 2013. Read More »
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Posted February 23, 2015

Travelport 'On Track' To Derive One-Third Of GDS Revenue From Non-Air Sources

Travelport is "on track" to derive one-third of global distribution system revenue from sources other than airline bookings by 2018, CFO Philip Emery said Monday during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call. Read More »
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Posted January 26, 2015

Sabre Tips 'Possible' Acquisition, Shows 2014 Share Gains In EMEA

Sabre indicated "it is possible that it will enter into an agreement in the first quarter of 2015 for a proposed acquisition within the Travel Network business segment," its business line that includes Sabre's global distribution system, the GetThere booking tool and other assets. Read More »
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Posted January 7, 2015

Siding Partly With Sabre, Judge Limits Potential Damages And Scope Of US Airways' Lawsuit

The judge overseeing US Airways' federal antitrust lawsuit against Sabre this week granted some of the global distribution system operator's summary judgment motions. Read More »
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Posted December 4, 2014

Serko 'Just The Beginning' Of Routehappy's Push Into Corporate Tools

Serko effective early next year will incorporate Routehappy flight ratings and amenity data in the booking path on its mobile app. Read More »
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Posted November 18, 2014

Amadeus' Merchandizing 'Vision' Needs A Few Years To Come Into Focus

During the International Air Transport Association's World Passenger Symposium in San Diego last month, Amadeus announced what it called a "vision" for a "travel ecosystem" designed to "unlock more than $130 billion in additional airline revenue annually by 2020." Read More »
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Posted November 6, 2014

Amadeus Once Again Reports GDS Marketshare Gains, Posts Big Jump In IT Revenue

Amadeus during the three months ending Sept. 30 processed 5.8 percent more travel agency bookings than it did for the same period last year, including a 6.1 percent increase in airline transactions. Read More »
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Posted October 22, 2014

Corporate Clients And TMCs Can 'Suppress' Delta's Restrictive Basic Fare

Corporate travelers conditioned by lowest-logical-airfare policies may very well be enticed to select Basic Economy—Delta's cheapest—when presented in search results. Read More »
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Posted September 24, 2014

More GDS Deals 'Not Pressing' For Ryanair After Locking In Amadeus And Travelport

Ryanair on Wednesday announced its second new global distribution system agreement of the year as Amadeus joined Travelport in securing access to the European low-cost airline's fare content and ancillaries. Read More »
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