Finnair offers pre-paid seats with Sabre GDS

By Travolution
By Travolution
December 17, 2013 06:18 PM GMT

The ability to sell pre-paid seats in the Sabre global distribution system has been introduced by Finnair.

The airline is using ATPCo OC and EMD-A industry standards to market and sell pre-paid seats in the system.

The same technology standards were used to provide Finnair the ability to sell pre-paid bags in Sabre’s travel marketplace since 2012.

Travel agencies worldwide using the GDS will have access to Finnair’s pre-pay seats.

Jani Peuhkurinen, the carrier’s head of global corporate sales & GDS distribution, said: “Sabre’s extensive knowledge of the technology and industry standards required to make ancillary sales go smoothly has been of tremendous value to our team.

“We look forward to working with Sabre to ensure all of our future ancillary products are available to travel agents around the world.”

Sabre EMEA supplier commerce director Hamish Broom said:  “Finnair has been exceptional to work with.

"They have been open to using Sabre’s cutting-edge technology and standards to make the marketing and selling of their pre-pay seats efficient for the airline and travel agents.”

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