American sticks with Sabre reservations system

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American Airlines will continue to use Sabre for its reservations system, as it continues to work towards integrating US Airways into its operations.

US Airways, which merged with American in December 2013, will migrate to the reservation system over the next two years, according to the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier. American already uses Sabre.

“The migration to one reservation platform in partnership with Sabre is a critical milestone in the merger integration process, and lays the groundwork for customers and employees alike to have a seamless experience throughout the travel journey," says Maya Leibman, chief information officer of American, in a statement.

The decision was expected. Doug Parker, chief executive of American, repeatedly said before the merger that US Airways would migrate to American’s technology systems and platforms in order to minimise service disruptions.

American and US Airways began codesharing on 23 Janaury.