Sabre 1st To Bring FlightGlobal’s Real-Time Flight Data To Agents
Sabre has announced the introduction of live data feeds from FlightGlobal’s schedule data, featuring live airline schedules from more than 900 carriers worldwide, into its GDS and travel booking platforms.
More than 425,000 travel agents worldwide now have live access to flight changes and up-to-the-millisecond flight schedules – which Sabre calls “a critical element to search and book flights with full confidence.”
“As the first to integrate FlightGlobal’s data with a core travel agency reservation system in the industry, Sabre provides the highest level of schedule reliability to our global agency network for virtually every passenger flight around the world,” said Wade Jones, interim president and SVP strategy for Sabre Travel Network. “Travellers and agents will breathe easier knowing they have the most accurate information at their fingertips.”
All flight data processed in the Sabre travel marketplace and through Sabre APIs for online travel sites and developers will update dynamically at the time consumers, travel agents and business travellers shop for flights.
Sabre says that for airlines, the enhanced schedule accuracy allows them to market more efficiently, ensure inventory is accurately displayed across channels, and better manage seat availability for each flight.
“Meanwhile travel consultants will experience a modernized schedule process in the Sabre Red agency platform, with more reliable content at their fingertips that will drive more effective sales and improved customer satisfaction,” Sabre says.