Joining a host of leading airlines in the GDS specialist’s customer community, VRG will not only look to improve customer services through the SabreSonic suite, but will also be able to share technology with fellow member airlines.
Lincoln Amano, VRG’s commercial director, said: "VRG believes SabreSonic capabilities, such as Automated Exchange and Refund, Frequent Traveler Profiles, traveler Check-In and many other features located within an easy-to-use graphical user interface, will help the carrier enhance productivity."
The move builds on VRG’s recent interline deals with key European airlines. The agreement helped to cement the Brazilian flag-carrier’s European operations by simplifying two-part ticketing process for flights to the European destinations served by its new partners. The airline has also announced agreements with TAP Portugal as well as China Airlines, Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines.
Joining the Sabre community will also serve to shift VRG’s focus away from Brazil, with Sabre Airline Solutions responsible for the maintenance of equipment and servers for a platform that will not be installed locally.