Virgin impacted by Sabre switch

Virgin impacted by Sabre switch
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Virgin Australia reported a decline in passenger numbers and load factors in January as a result of its switch to Sabre.

The airline said it imposed load restrictions and reduced inventory during the month in order to ensure a smooth change to its new booking and check-in syste,

Passenger carryings fell more than 5% to 1.55 million, almost all the decline coming in its domestic operation where revenue passenger kilometres fell 1.7% and loads dipped 5.8 percentage points to 73.2%.

On its international network, passenger numbers fell 0.7% to 232,000 and loads dropped 1.9 points to 79.6%.

Virgin said yields were lower than the previous corresponding period.

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