Both domestic and international flights affected
“Sabre provides reservations, passenger services, operations, network planning and management systems. These are core automation systems, commercial, operations and planning systems, without which airlines cannot function, except minimally and manually.”
Complying with government sanctions
Sabre stressed that its suspension of Aeroflot was made in line with the most recent batch of sanctions imposed by US President Joe Biden. Amadeus, a Spanish travel IT provider, said yesterday it was also halting the issuing of Aeroflot tickets in its system, likely in line with similar EU sanctions.
“We continue to assess and evaluate the potential impact of international sanctions imposed on Russia and any counter-measures by Russia,” a statement by Amadeus said.
The steps taken to remove Aeroflot from global fare distribution systems are the latest targeted at Russia’s aviation industry. Last week, Russian aircraft were banned from vast swaths of airspace and earlier this week, manufacturing giants Airbus and Boeing announced they were halting supply of goods and services to the country.
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