Saber offers one of the most important global distribution systems. Lufthansa and the GDS provider could no longer agree. The contract has now been terminated.
The end of June 30th. Saber has terminated its cooperation with the Lufthansa Group, according to the tourism portals About Travel and Travelnews. The Texas company offers one of the global distribution systems, which are called GDS in industry jargon (from English: Global Distribution System). Around seven out of ten tickets are sold via GDS providers such as Amadeus, Galileo or Saber.
The sales channel GDS is still important for Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss, despite efforts to steer to their own websites. However, there have been repeated disputes about fees for some time.
A spokesman for Saber said that they had worked with the Lufthansa Group to renew the GDS distribution agreement. And you continue to talk to each other despite being fired. “We are still committed to reaching an agreement with the group that adequately balances the needs of all members of the travel ecosystem – consumers, Lufthansa Group, agencies and Saber,” said a spokesman for aeroTELEGRAPH.