Score another win for Sabre as AeroMexico selected SabreSonic for the airline's new internal reservations system. You can also look at it as a little bit of revenge.
The deal might be seen as a small measure of vindication for Sabre Airlines Solutions, which lost its status as American Airlines' future reservations system provider to HP's EDS unit.
So the tables are turned. AeroMexico currently uses HP/EDS as its internal-reservations system provider and will transition to Sabre.
However, American Airlines is a much larger airline than AeroMexico.
Officials say a transition to SabreSonic will help AeroMexico with its growth plans, including interlining and codeshares within partners, including fellow Sky Team members.
AeroMexico already had been using SabreSonic Web to power the airline's website.
In addition to plans to implement SabreSonic, the airline contracted for several revenue management and accounting solutions from the Sabre AirVision Marketing and Planning suite.
In August, Sabre Airlines Solutions took a body blow when American Airlines revealed it intends to switch from its long-time reservations-system partner, Sabre, to a yet-to-be-built system, Jetstream, from HP/EDS.
But, apart from that setback, Sabre has been on a roll as it has implemented SabreSonic for new customers WestJet and JetBlue, and now has landed the AeroMexico contract, as well.