This article looks at how Sabre is moving into the low cost carrier (LCC) market after its acquisition of a firm specializing in software for airline IT management. The article relates that 25 low cost carriers will own 30 percent of domestic services in the coming years, and Sabre is uniquely positioned for sales of its 70 product sites and 22 LCC products. More than 200 airlines use Sabre airline IT, and 100 use its passenger management software, most recently Southwest. Sabre also recently acquired another firm to help cater to flight operations management. The company itself offers 50 Sabre airline consultants, in addition to a software solutions department, and operational systems. The article relates that new challenges for Sabre will include new intra-LCC competition that will drive demand for the least expensive IT around. Sabres system quality is also rated, while it its system scalability as fleets grow is questioned.

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    Penton Media

    1300 E 9th Street
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44114-1503
  • Authors:
    • Moorman, R W
  • Publication Date: 2005-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 46-48
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2005 12:00AM