Sabre has signed a global distribution
agreement with Eastar Jet, a low cost South Korean airline.
Effective first quarter 2018, Eastar Jet
will have access to the Sabre Travel Marketplace, connecting it to more than 425,000
travel agents globally.
Eastar Jet currently flies to various cities in
Asia Pacific and has ambitious expansion plans.
Son Doo Sang, executive senior
vice president, Eastar Jet said, “With Sabre’s extensive global
network, we selected them as our partner to propel us beyond Asia.
This is a strong testament of our deep relationship. Today, almost
one-third of Korean travellers fly internationally on LCCs and
we believe this partnership will enable us to continue to fuel our
growth in international markets and continue to provide value as
one of the fastest growing low-cost carriers in Korea.”
Rakesh Narayanan, vice president of Air
Commerce, Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific, said, “LCCs are revolutionizing
the way people travel, for both short and long-haul flights. This
trend is most prevalent in Northeast Asia, where LCCs currently
account for approximately half of the market, and are expected to
overtake full service airlines for the first time in the near
Korea, the first half of 2017 saw international flight passengers
who took LCCs increase by 49.1%, whereas flag carriers saw
a 3.2% decrease within the same timeframe. By offering
rich airline content for our customers and agencies, we are
confident of helping Eastar Jet grow into a global airline of