THE acquisition of Farelogix by Sabre was announced more than 18 months ago now, but somehow it was one of those deals which seemed destined never to be consummated. Objections from regulators on both sides of the Atlantic kept the purchase on ice, and the pair ultimately agreed to abandon the merger in early May after the UK Competition and Markets Authority effectively kyboshed it for ten years.
But lo and behold, just over a month later Farelogix has now been snapped up by someone else. A company called Accelya, which many in the industry had never heard of, announced it would combine with Farelogix to create a “next-generation digital platform to help support airline industry recovery and enable a new era in airline commerce powered by innovation, technology and partnership”. Apparently not facing the same competition issues as the Sabre deal, the Accelya acquisition of Farelogix is expected to be finalised in the next month or so.