Airline veteran Chris Collins joins Sabre as new leader of Radixx
Posted March 13, 2020
Sabre, the leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, today announced the appointment of Chris Collins as senior vice president and general manager of its Radixx business. Collins will be responsible for implementing Radixx’s overall strategic direction and growth as the leading technology provider to the low-cost carrier (LCC) market. Sabre acquired Radixx in October 2019 as part of the technology company’s entrance into the fast-growing LCC segment.
Collins has spent the majority of his three-decade career in leadership roles at LCCs, including serving as chief operating officer at both Wizz Air and Frontier Airlines. Additionally, Chris was a founding officer of JetBlue and spent many years with Continental Airlines.
“I was drawn to Sabre and this opportunity with Radixx due to the strong culture of innovation,” Collins said. “I share the team’s commitment to pushing the industry forward and am excited to see what we will accomplish together. We have bold objectives in the pipeline for 2020, and plan to leverage our innovative technology platforms and strong team expertise to build on the momentum gained in 2019”.
Collins will be based in Orlando alongside the rest of the Radixx team at their headquarters downtown.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the Sabre team as our new Radixx leader,” said Cem Tanyel, president Sabre Airline Solutions. “He is a forward-thinking leader with an incredible LCC background. Having worked in airline operations for nearly the entirety of his 30-year career, he is in a fantastic position to help Radixx, and in turn, our customers, achieve great success.”
About Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is a leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, serving a wide range of travel companies including airlines, hoteliers, travel agencies and other suppliers. The company provides retailing, distribution and fulfilment solutions that help its customers operate more efficiently, drive revenue and offer personalized traveler experiences. Through its leading travel marketplace, Sabre connects travel suppliers with buyers from around the globe. Sabre’s technology platform manages more than $260B worth of global travel spend annually. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information visit www.sabre.com.
Founded in 1993, Radixx, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, combines an innovative technology approach with unique partnership models enabling airlines of all sizes and business models to be effective retailers and efficient operators. Radixx caters to LCC and ULCC airlines and includes the support of GDS distribution. Radixx offers a world-class Internet Booking Engine, Radixx ezyCommerce™, a cloud-based Passenger Services System, Radixx Res™, a leading Departure Services Suite, Radixx Go™, data and analytics optimizer, Radixx Insight™, and consulting within Professional Services. The Radixx technology offer is uniquely designed to enable airlines to increase their profitability and maximize productivity through expanded distribution services. Since 2016, Radixx has delivered its sixth-generation, micro-services-based passenger services system. Radixx is a Sabre company. For more information on Radixx, please visit www.radixx.com.