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Airline software giant ends service with Russia’s Aeroflot, crippling carrier’s ability to sell seats


Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Rossiya Airlines aircrafts at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport.

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SabreCorp. announced Thursday that it had terminated an agreement with Russia’s Aeroflot. This will severely impact the ability of Aeroflot to sell tickets.

This Texas-based software company provides reservation and ticket distribution services to airlines worldwide. Sabre’s announcement is the latest to isolate Russia’s airlines after the invasion of Ukraine.

Boeing and General Electric, as well as other manufacturers of aerospace products, have stopped parts distribution to Russia and suspended service and repair agreements. This was in response to sanctions being imposed by European and American countries.

Sabre CEO Sean Menke said that Sabre had been closely monitoring developments in Ukraine. “We will not tolerate this type of military conflict. We have been complying with all sanctions placed on Russia, and will continue doing so.

This is an ongoing story. Stay tuned for new updates.