Air New Zealand to expand ‘skycouch’ sales through Sabre

Air New Zealand has renewed a distribution deal with Sabre to expand the sale of its Economy Skycouch seats via travel agents.

The airline’s Economy Skycouch seats and pre-paid bags are already available via Sabre in New Zealand, Australia, the US, Canada and the UK with. Plans to expand to other countries.

More than 400,000 travel agents worldwide will continue to have real-time access Air New Zealand’s fares, schedules and inventory, in addition to ancillary products.

Sabre Travel Network vice president Hans Belle said: “Air New Zealand has been a long-time Sabre customer which has created a number of innovations in air travel shopping and we look forward to continue providing the technology that will power their marketing and sales strategy through our marketplace.

“Sabre’s focus continues to be squarely on helping travel suppliers increase revenues while ensuring travel buyers can book travel in the fastest, most efficient way.”

Air New Zealand joins carriers such as Qantas, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Aegean, Aeromexico, EL AL, easyJet, Finnair, Lufthansa and US Airways which have chosen to offer ancillary services and bundled fares through Sabre’s travel marketplace and travel agencies.

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