For years, Sabre has always had its eye on the Singapore-based global distribution system (GDS), multiple sources said. Since 1998, Abacus has been a joint-venture, with Sabre owning 35% and 11 Asian airlines owning the rest. Sabre swept in after Abacus dumped Worldspan, its previous technology partner. Given Sabre’s part-ownership, Abacus is unlikely to go up for auction. Get the full story at Tnooz