Sabre on Friday denied it breached its contract with American Airlines in its answer to the lawsuit the carrier filed late last month in Tarrant County, Texas. American's suit claimed Sabre's New Airline Storefront display and its value-based distribution arrangement with Delta Air Lines breached its contract with American and biased against the airline in displays by favoring Delta.
Southwest Airlines on July 26 will go live as a fully participating carrier in Sabre's global distribution system, finalizing its last major GDS implementation just as business travel demand rebuilds for domestic U.S. travel.
Please mark your calendar to join more than 100 of the most influential corporate travel executives at The Beat Live, as it returns live and in person on Dec. 7 in New York City.
The European Commission on Monday announced it has closed an antitrust probe into Amadeus and Sabre and their respective agreements with airlines and travel agencies, calling the evidence it has collected "not sufficiently conclusive to justify pursuing the investigation further."
As corporate offices gradually reopen, international travel slowly rebuilds and Delta's corporate clients display increased optimism on travel plans, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said "the surge is coming."
President Biden on Friday signed a sweeping executive order on competition in the U.S. economy that includes 72 initiatives across more than a dozen federal agencies "to promptly tackle some of the most pressing competition problems across our economy." The order extends to a wide range of sectors, including aviation, and directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider new rules for the airline sector.
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims sided with CWT in its suit against the federal government and has blocked BCD Travel from imminently going live as the U.S. Army's travel management company for the continental United States.