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UK: Sabre’s takeover of Farelogix raises competition concerns

 |  August 18, 2019

Sabre’s proposed takeover of Farelogix raises competition concerns in the supply of IT systems used by airlines and travel agents to sell airline tickets.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating the proposed US$360 million takeover of Farelogix by Sabre Corporation. Both companies provide IT systems that enable airlines to sell tickets, as well as related add-ons such as on-board WiFi, meals, and seats with extra legroom, through travel agents, to businesses and consumers.

Sabre is 1 of 3 large and well-established suppliers of such systems worldwide, including in the UK. The CMA’s initial, Phase 1, investigation has found that Farelogix is much smaller at present, but is an important competitive threat to Sabre and recognised as an important innovator with a disruptive business model.

Full Content: Gov UK

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