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Sabre Purchase of Farelogix Faces U.K. Antitrust Concerns

Feb. 7, 2020, 10:35 AM

U.K. antitrust regulator says Sabre’s acquisition of Farelogix could result in less innovation, higher fees and more limited choice of suppliers for airlines using these types of IT systems.

  • The Competition and Markets Authority has been investigating the proposed $360 million purchase of Farelogix Inc. by Sabre Corp.
  • CMA says Farelogix developing technology that Sabre doesn’t currently offer, but is interested in developing
  • The CMA’s provisional finding is that Farelogix’s continued independence will likely motivate Sabre to innovate further, giving airlines more choices in connecting to travel agents that will allow them to sell tickets
  • The deadline for CMA’s ...