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.
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.
TravelPerk on Tuesday announced it has acquired U.K.-based travel management company Click Travel, its third acquisition in the past year, its first of another travel management company and its largest to date.
Sabre and Emirates have failed to reach a new global distribution system arrangement upon the Thursday expiration of their prior deal, and the airline's content "will not be available in Sabre," effective immediately, the GDS operator confirmed.
American Airlines this week filed a lawsuit against Sabre in a Texas court asking for a temporary restraining order and injunction on the global distribution system operator's rollout of its New Airline Storefront. American claimed Sabre's new display, which is being rolled out as the default in its Sabre Red 360 agent desktop, breaches its contract with American, biases against the airline in displays and favors rival Delta Air Lines.
American Airlines has signed an agreement to participate in NuTravel's Universal Connect platform, which brings travel management features into the booking flow of participating airline websites and mobile apps.