ARC and Sabre Sign Agreement to Streamline Travel Agencies’ NDC Transition

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ARC and Sabre Sign Agreement to Streamline Travel Agencies’ NDC Transition

Goal is to Enable Continued Growth of Airline-Agency Sales

ARLINGTON, Va. – July 16, 2019 Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) and Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) recently signed a forward-looking cooperative agreement to ensure travel agencies can easily align with future airline distribution strategies. This collaboration will provide a seamless way for agencies to report and settle transactions regardless of an airline’s chosen distribution model, including New Distribution Capability (NDC).

“As airline distribution advances and adoption of new capabilities accelerates,

ARC wants to ensure our agency customers are ready to take advantage of the new and exciting ways to sell travel,” said Mike Premo, ARC’s president and CEO. “ARC and Sabre have a long and productive history of working together to streamline distribution processes. This agreement focuses on the success of agencies during this dynamic time of omnichannel distribution, and we look forward to working with Sabre, particularly considering its leadership position in the U.S. to achieve this goal.”

The ARC-Sabre agreement modernizes a 30-year contract between the two companies for reporting and settlement services. ARC continues to work with other technology partners to help the industry move forward by ensuring accurate and trustworthy settlement services across the distribution landscape.

“NDC promises to reimagine the way airlines market and sell their offers to travelers, and Sabre is leading the way with our Beyond NDC initiatives and solution development,” said Kathy Morgan, vice president of NDC for Sabre. “Additionally, we are taking a holistic approach to NDC so buyers in the Sabre marketplace are prepared to shop, book and service NDC offers. Our new agreement with ARC represents that commitment and provides the flexibility we need to ensure travel agencies can seamlessly process tomorrow’s transactions.”

Contacts:

ARC

Peter Abzug
pabzug@arccorp.com

Sabre

Heidi Castle
682.605.4290
heidi.castle@sabre.com

About Sabre Corporation:
Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

ABOUT ARC

ARC accelerates the growth of global air travel by delivering forward-looking travel data, flexible distribution services and other innovative industry solutions. We are a leading travel intelligence company that possesses the world’s largest, most comprehensive global airline ticket dataset, including more than 15 billion passenger flights representing 490 airlines and 230 countries and territories. Our solutions and expertise strengthen economies and enrich lives by connecting stakeholders across the travel ecosystem. For more information, visit arccorp.com.

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1-703-816-5119
rspoon@arccorp.com