US-based GDS owner Sabre announced the acquisition of airline technology provider Farelogix last November in a $360 million deal.

Miami-based Farelogix is a recognized leader in developing new distribution capability (NDC) technology, which would enable Amazon-style retailing of airfares and airline ancillaries through third-party agents.

The DoJ lawsuit argues Sabre and Farelogix “compete head to head to provide booking services to airlines . . . [and] the acquisition would eliminate competition that has substantially benefitted airlines and consumers”.