Sabre Corporation has terminated its distribution agreement with Russian state-owned carrier Aeroflot.
A statement from the distribution giant said it is taking “immediate steps” to remove Aeroflot flight content from its global distribution system (GDS).
Sean Menke, CEO of Sabre, said: “Sabre has been monitoring the evolving situation in Ukraine with increasing concern. From the beginning, our primary focus has been the safety of our team members in the impacted region, as well as doing our part to support the much-needed relief efforts. We are taking a stand against this military conflict. We are complying, and will continue to comply, with sanctions imposed against Russia.”
Sabre said it will continue to monitor the situation and “evaluate whether additional actions would be appropriate, taking into account legal considerations and any counter measures that could be implemented in response.”
The company has also donated $1 million to the Polish Red Cross to help humanitarian programmes in the region.
Meanwhile, Amadeus confirmed that it had "begun suspending the distribution of Aeroflot fares in our systems."
A statement said: “Our immediate focus remains the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and their families in Ukraine. In light of the attacks on Ukraine we immediately stopped any new planned commercial projects in Russia. We will not sign any new contracts in Russia and we continue to evaluate our existing portfolio of work in Russia in parallel. We continue to assess and evaluate the potential impact of international sanctions imposed on Russia and any counter-measures by Russia.”
Travelport also said it was closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and that the safety of employees and partners is the priority.
It added: "We have been diligently working alongside global governments to continue to uphold the sanctions imposed against Russia. Additionally, we have taken the decision to immediately suspend Aeroflot sales from the platform.”