Sabre, the travel technology company, has unveiled a new partnership with Amazon that will enable it to deliver faster flight searches and bookings.
Using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, Sabre will offer airline availability solutions that it says will help carriers increase their booking rates and deliver faster responses to customers.
Using a single cloud-based system, airlines will be able to house all their flight data in one place, and manage their availability across a range of different channels, such as the airline’s own website and online or offline travel agencies.
The new cloud-based solution will be available to Sabre’s customers later this year.
“AWS provides powerful cloud services to customers and is constantly innovating to deliver new services and features to meet its customers’ needs. We share that same philosophy at Sabre and choose collaborators that share our vision and commitment to innovation and customer deliverables,” said Tom Klein, president and CEO of Sabre.
“As the world moves to a computing ecosystem dominated by mobile devices, speed and frictionless transactions are the expected norm, and the cloud delivers those benefits. Our customers use Sabre solutions because they want only the best, and the AWS relationship will further enhance our ability to deliver even faster and better offerings.”
Mike Clayville, vice president of worldwide sales for Amazon Web Services, said the cloud system would provide “agility, scalability and reliability” to airlines, “so they can focus on their customers’ needs”.
“We’re excited to work together with Sabre as they build and grow their airline availability solutions on the AWS Cloud, offering their customers even better, faster technology travel solutions,” he added.
Sabre says that the “explosive growth of mobile” solutions and higher consumer expectations are driving the need for faster online searches.