Irish airline Ryanair has commenced offering its budget fares and ancillary services to Sabre-connected travel agencies and corporations across Europe via the Sabre global distribution system (GDS).
The offer follows Ryaniar’s agreement with Sabre Corporation, a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, earlier in May.
With its budget fares and extensive route network, coupled with Sabre’s retailing technology and expanding reach in Europe, the Irish airline expects to further improve its business travel offering. The Sabre agreement follows the introduction of Ryanair Business Plus last year and a dedicated corporate and group service, enabling increased businesses access to Ryanair’s fares.
Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Robin Kiely said: ‘Ryanair is pleased to announce that our fares are now available on the Sabre network, allowing us to provide our improved product to an even wider range of business and corporate customers.
With more than 27 percent of our customers already travelling on business, we are continuing to enhance Europe’s best business service, with the lowest fares, most on-time flights and our tailored Business Plus service. Business travellers, corporations and TMCs will now have greater access to our low fares and Europe’s largest route network thanks to our agreement with Sabre.’
‘Ryanair has become a popular option for corporate travellers and it’s now easier, faster and more efficient for travel agencies to shop and book Ryanair’s fares and ancillary content all within the Sabre system. Our industry-leading retailing capabilities also allow Ryanair to merchandise their fares and ancillaries the way they want to, ensuring brand consistency across all of its retail channels,’ Harald Eisenaecher, Senior Vice President, Sabre Travel Network, EMEA, said following the agreement in May.
The Sabre offer is the latest in an on-going series of Ryanair customer experience improvements under the ‘Always Getting Better’ programme. Under the programme, the airline has launched its new and interactive Ryanair website, a new app with mobile boarding passes, allocated seating, a second carry-on bag allowance and a dedicated family service, Family Extra, as Ryanair strives to make itself the preferred airlines for both business and leisure travellers.