Flight Centre is rumoured to migrate its GDS to Sabre, according to informed sources.
Sabre and Amadeus have been vying for the Flight Centre GDS contract since the company announced it would no longer renew its contract with current provider Travelport, when it is due to expire on 30 June 2017.
A source close to the deal told Travel Weekly “it’s inextricably a fact. Sabre have won the account. Everyone at Flight Centre and Sabre knows.”
Flight Centre’s decision to leave Travelport left Sabre and Amadeus to fight it out for Asia-Pacific’s biggest retail account, which according to TravelTrenz is estimated to generate more than $100m in revenue each year.
Flight Centre has been with Travelport for more than 25 years.
It’s understood Travelport staff were recently informed of Flight Centre’s decision.