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Copa Airlines Renews Full-Content Agreement with Sabre

Copa Airlines' complete fares, schedules and inventory offering is available for agents and corporations using Sabre GDS

SOUTHLAKE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sabre Travel Network, a global technology company serving travel agencies and suppliers, has recently extended a multi-year agreement with Copa Airlines to distribute its full content to travel agencies and corporations connected to the Sabre global distribution system (GDS).

The new agreement assures Copa Airlines’ full content to more than 350,000 travel agencies using the Sabre Red Workspace software worldwide, as well as for hundreds of companies managing their travel programs with Sabre BizSite and GetThere as online booking tools. Agents will continue to benefit from electronic ticketing and real-time inventory access at the time of booking, while business travelers will count on Copa Airlines' flights for trips in adherence with corporate policies.

Sabre will also support Copa Airlines’ merchandising strategy, which is still in development, providing them with Sabre’s latest shopping technology with enhanced access for agents.

“By renewing our agreement with Copa Airlines, Sabre continues our strong business relationship with Copa, supporting their distribution strategy and providing the latest technology developed by Sabre,” said Jay Jones, senior vice president for Sabre Travel Network, The Americas. “Our agency and corporate customers will continue to be able to access Copa’s full-content and real-time availability, both essential capabilities in the transparent process to shop and book the best travel options for the traveler.”

“By extending our agreement with Sabre, we are definitely strengthening our partnership,” said Joe Mohan, commercial vice president for Copa Airlines. “This way we guarantee that our complete fares will be available to all Sabre’s users worldwide.”

Copa Airlines joins nearly 400 other global airlines including LAN, Avianca Taca, AeroMexico, and Aerolineas Aregentinas that use the Sabre GDS to reach the broadest audience to sell their products and services.

About Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Travel Network provides technology to the travel industry. It operates the world’s largest travel marketplace, connecting travel buyers and sellers through the Sabre global distribution system (GDS). Its innovative technology connects 350,000 travel agents to more than 400 airlines, 100,000 hotels, 25 car rental brands, 50 rail providers, 14 cruise lines and other global travel suppliers. More than $100 billion of travel is purchased through this channel annually.

Sabre Travel Network is part of Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company serving the world’s largest industry- travel and tourism. For more information please visit: http://en.la.sabretravelnetwork.com.

About Copa Holdings

Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia, subsidiaries of Copa Holdings, are leading Latin American providers of passengers and cargo services. The airlines provide service to 64 destinations in 29 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, operating one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry, consisting of 82 aircraft: 56 Boeing 737NG aircraft and 26 Embraer-190s. To make reservations, check seat assignments, log on to a MileagePlus account, create a trip log, check in for flights, print boarding passes or purchase tickets via secure transactions in 11 currencies, visit copa.com.

Copa recently launched its mobile website, m.copaair.com, becoming the first airline in Latin America to offer travelers the ability to use electronic boarding passes. Copa Airlines joined Star Alliance in June, 2012.

Sabre Holdings
Daniel Duarte, +54911 40841730
Corporate Communication
daniel.duarte@sabre.com

Source: Sabre Travel Network