Etihad signs $1 bn deal with aviation tech firm

UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways Wednesday signed a deal worth over USD 1 billion with aviation computer technology provider Sabre Airline Solutions.

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2011, 23:39 PM IST

Abu Dhabi: UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways Wednesday signed a deal worth over USD 1 billion with aviation computer technology provider Sabre Airline Solutions.

The 10-year deal will see Etihad Airways utilize cutting edge, integrated software across its reservations, inventory, marketing, planning, eCommerce, distribution and departure control operations, Etihad said in a statement.

The Sabre-created software will be implemented by February, 2013 and will significantly reduce the airline's technology costs while streamlining processes considerably.

"This groundbreaking deal will play a pivotal role in providing Etihad Airways with the tools necessary to achieve its next phase of growth and profitability targets in an innovative, sustainable and cost effective manner," CEO of Etihad Airways James Hogan said.

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