12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
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Scandinavian airline SAS has extended its agreement with Sabre Travel Network for the GDS to distribute its “comprehensive and complete content”The carrier said the deal, the result of several months' negotiations, would allow it to cut its distribution costs.Robin Kamark, senior vp airline commercial at SAS, said: “We endeavour to give the market full access to SAS products through the Global Distribution Systems, but while doing so we need to seek new means to reduce our distribution costs to a competitive level.“The agreement with Sabre Travel Network is a step in the right direction.” SAS is in the process of changing its current full content strategy in order to introduce change in the business model.The airline which signed a similar deal in August with Amadeus, another leading GDS, and hopes to reach agreement with other GDSs “before too long.”
Danish airline aims for Ukraine route
Cimber Air, one of the largest independent carriers in Denmark, is aiming to set up a weekday service to the Ukraine.The airline wants the backing of Danish companies which have developing interests in the East European country to commit themselves to the project. It is looking for a commitment of 2,400 seats to be sold before going ahead.Lone Koch, Cimber's sales and marketing manager, said: “There are some 350 textile companies in Denmark which we are actively targeting for the service.“The purpose of â€˜Company Flight' is to sign up enough companies which have a demand for a direct flight from Lviv to Billund so that we can secure the economics ahead of start up.” Cimber plans to start the Monday to Friday service on October 31st with a 50-seater CRJ-200, providing its gets the expected clearance for the Ukrainian authorities.