The continued impact of the lost hosting business with Southwest (to Amadeus), plus trouble with troubled carriers including Airberlin and Alitalia, received a lot of attention but were not surprises this month. Anyone looking for a simple explanation for the cuts, the stock sell-off or the company’s future is out of luck. Generally, Sabre is in transition. CEO Sean Menke called 2017 a “transition year.” An Aug. 10 report by equities analyst David Togut of Evercore ISI indicated the same was “likely” of 2018. “Management’s actions this year and next to reduce Sabre’s cost structure set the stage for future operating leverage,” Togut wrote. Nineteen financial analysts and industry sources contacted by The Company Dime, including former Sabre executives, identified a number of issues at play. Menke and team had addressed many of them. Some sources spoke on the condition of anonymity out of concern for their ongoing relationships with Sabre or due to company media policies. Get the full story at The Company Dime Read also "The future of GDS Distribution"