LONDON – In the last few minutes, global distribution system provider Sabre has removed Aeroflot’s flight content from their system, which impacts international operations.
Sabre’s software removal for Aeroflot will continue to put a considerable dent in Aeroflot’s ability to operate such flights.
Commenting on this removal was Sean Menke, CEO of Sabre:
“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.”
“In addition, today we announced that Sabre has terminated its distribution agreement with Aeroflot, removing its content from our GDS.”
Sabre has gone one step further as well, and in line with support for the Ukrainian people, has donated $1m to the Polish Red Cross to help process refugees who cross the border.
Such removal from Sabre will disable Aeroflot’s ability to offer flights to travel agencies, websites, and corporations around the world.
This is a developing story.