Technology Lufthansa surcharge hasn't hurt Sabre, says CEO By Jamie Biesiada / February 10, 2016 Share 1 -- Sabre has not seen a “meaningful” impact on bookings from Lufthansa’s implementation of a 16-euro surcharge on GDS bookings last September, CEO Tom Klein said. Klein spoke to the topic during Sabre’s fourth-quarter earnings call on Tuesday, answering an analyst’s question.“We haven’t seen any numbers that indicate that there’s been a big shift. We haven’t seen an impact to our bookings in any meaningful way across the board,” Klein said. “We are either picking up those bookings through either codeshare partners of Lufthansa or other airlines that overlap with Lufthansa.”Klein added that Sabre is in continued talks with Lufthansa “about how we can help enable new business models and different relationships with their customers that they’ve said is core to their strategy.”During the call, Klein also addressed a question about Zika virus, and said Sabre is not anticipating a big impact from its spread.“Generally, we see a volume shift that’s very manageable and a relatively swift recovery once things are under control and the public is educated on the real risks,” he said, speaking to what Sabre has seen with past outbreaks like SARS. “We hope that it’s the same with Zika.”While he said there was “a little bit of panic” when news reports about the virus and its potential link to neurological disorders increased in frequency, “I think it’s calmed down quite a bit and we haven’t seen any meaningful impact on volumes at this time.”Sabre reported that fourth-quarter net income rose 27.2%, to $76 million, while the company’s revenue increased 17.4%, to $758.5 million.In 2015, Sabre reported a 32.5% rise in net income, to $308.1 million. The company’s revenue increased 12.5%, to $2.96 billion.