Sabre Announces Largest Economic Development Package in Tulsa's History


Wednesday, December 1st 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Months of negotiations involving the Chamber, business leaders, educators, and state and local officials came to fruition on November 9 when Sabre announced its intention to invest $500 million in its Tulsa operations. Company officials expect to add as many as 1,000 jobs over the next 10 years, bringing Sabre¹s Tulsa-based workforce to more than 3,000.
"Through our collaborative partnership with the state of Oklahoma, we are pleased to announce that we will be expanding our presence in the Tulsa community," said Brad Boston, Executive Vice President of Product
Development and Delivery for Sabre.

Sabre¹s global data facilities in Tulsa house thirty mainframe computers that link more than 210,000 terminals and process more than 400 million reservations annually, or more than $71 billion in travel bookings. The new
state-of-the-art enterprise command center will provide Sabre with a larger and more technically advanced command post that will operate all of the global Sabre systems from a single location.

Construction of the new facilities will begin in early 2000, and company officials anticipate a
completion date in spring 2001. "This is great news for our community," said Chamber Board Chairman Chuck Patterson. "Sabre will provide high paying jobs, the kind of jobs that every community wants. We look forward to being a part of Sabre's promising future."