Sabre removes Aeroflot flights from its GDS

Sabre Corporation has terminated its distribution agreement with Russian airline Aeroflot in support of Ukraine.

The travel technology company said Aeroflot flight content will be removed from its global distribution system (GDS), meaning travel agencies, travel websites and corporations around the world can no longer book seats with the carrier.

Chief executive Sean Menke said: “Sabre has been monitoring the evolving situation in Ukraine with increasing concern. From the beginning, our primary focus has been the safety of our team members in the impacted region, as well as doing our part to support the much-needed relief efforts.

“We are taking a stand against this military conflict. We are complying, and will continue to comply, with sanctions imposed against Russia. In addition, today we announced that Sabre has terminated its distribution agreement with Aeroflot, removing its content from our GDS.”

Sabre said it will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate whether additional actions would be appropriate, taking into account legal considerations and any counter measures that could be implemented in response.

The company has also donated US$1 million to the Polish Red Cross in support of humanitarian efforts. It has about 1,500 staff members in Poland.

Funds will be used to purchase products such as food, hygiene products and sleeping bags, and will support the provision of medical assistance to those seeking shelter in Poland.

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