SINGAPORE, 29 January 2018: Sabre Corporation announced, Monday, it has renewed a distribution partnership with Jeju Air, the largest low-cost carrier in South Korea.
The agreement will allow the airline to expand into new markets as part of its expansion plan, while tapping a global travel agency market for bookings.
A pioneer in the budget travel sector in South Korea, Jeju Air has renewed with Sabre to scale its global footprint and cater to traveller’s demands for low fares. The renewed partnership will also allow travel agents connected to the Sabre Travel Network to have access to air content from Jeju Air that will give travellers greater options and drive revenue for the airline.
South Korea has one of the world’s largest travel markets, and outbound travel continues to grow. With a growing economy and increasing affluence, the demand for air travel has sparked keen competition amongst airlines as they develop new growth and distribution strategies to keep up with the changing market.
“The appetite for travel is growing quickly in South Korea and over half of South Koreans are expected to make outbound trips by the end of this year. We are proud to be working with Jeju Air, and even more so that they continue to consider us as a valuable partner who can help them navigate and grow in these circumstances,” said Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific vice president air commerce, Rakesh Narayanan.
The airline flies more than 20 major routes in Asia and plans to expand services this year to new destinations.