Samoa Airways connects to Sabre

Samoa Airways has further expanded its sales and travel agency reach, with its availability in the Sabre global distribution system.

As a result, customers can now access Samoa Airways’ flights through any travel agent or travel portal in New Zealand or Australia that processes reservations and tickets using Sabre.

The connection to Sabre follows testing and integration works between the airline, its central reservation system provider Radixx and the GDS.

Tupuivao Seiuli Alvin Tuala, Chief Executive, Samoa Airways, said: “The connection represents a major achievement in the national carrier’s distribution strategy, which will support trade engagement efforts and make it easier for travellers to book Samoa Airways flights.”

Earlier this year, Sabre was selected as the global technology partner to Flight Centre and thousands of travel agents across Australia and New Zealand adopted Sabre to shop and book travel for leisure and corporate customers

Tupuivao said “Flight Centre is a major global travel brand and through the connection, Flight Centre at a retail, consolidation and wholesale level will be able to book Samoa Airways’ range of inclusive fares and directly process e-tickets for travel between Apia, Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane.

“The connection comes at a strategic time in the airline’s history as it prepares to y direct between Apia and Brisbane and therefore having access to Sabre’s network will provide an added boost for the airline.”

Photo: Customer Service on board, Samoa Airways