SINGAPORE, 12 January 2018: Sabre Corporation announced, Thursday, a new global distribution partnership with Eastar Jet a low-cost airline operating out of South Korea.
The airline says it is preparing to expand operations beyond Asia.
The deal with Sabre Travel Marketplace will give the airline, access to more than 425,000 travel agents globally, who will be able to book flights and source fares.
Eastar Jet currently flies to various cities in Korea, Japan, China and Southeast Asia. Effective first quarter 2018,
“LCCs are revolutionizing the way people travel, for both short and long-haul flights. This trend is most prevalent in Northeast Asia, where LCCs currently account for approximately half of the market, and are expected to overtake full service airlines for the first time in the near future,” said Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific vice president of air commerce, Rakesh Narayanan.
“In Korea, the first half of 2017 saw international flight passengers who took LCCs increase by 49.1%, whereas flag carriers saw a 3.2% decrease within the same timeframe. By offering rich airline content for our customers and agencies, we are confident of helping Eastar Jet grow into a global airline of choice,” he added.
Eastar Jet is a low-cost airline with its headquarters in Banghwa-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea.[
It has been flying commercial services since 7 January, 2009. Today, the airline operates services to 14 destinations in eight countries. Its main base is Gimpo International Airport, with a hub at Jeju International Airport.