Sabre will sunset Prism Group's Avion travel management software product at the end of the year.
Airlines often bemoan that third-party distributors aren't equipped to fully showcase their products. For British Airways subsidiary OpenSkies, that challenge factored into its decision last year to change its all-business-class configuration and underlying business model.
Sabre's acquisition of Prism should concern travel buyers in terms of data privacy and airlines in that it makes Sabre stronger, according to some observers. But the principals said Prism would operate essentially as it has, remaining independent from other Sabre areas in which airline relationships have been confrontational.