Air Andaman Selects Sabre Airline Solutions New Generation Passenger Management Solution as the Strategic Platform for Growth

  SabreSonic Will Provide Flexibility and Cost Savings for Re-Launch of Thai

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 8 /PRNewswire/ — Sabre Airline Solutions today
announced that Thai-based carrier Air Andaman Corporation Limited has selected
the SabreSonic passenger solution to power its regional growth strategy.
SabreSonic — the industry’s first new generation passenger solution
leveraging true open systems platforms — will run the airline’s reservations
management, inventory, ticketing and departure control functions. The
SabreSonic solution’s flexibility, scalability and easy integration into
existing systems will help enable Air Andaman’s plans for a rapid growth

Air Andaman will re-launch its operations with dedicated flights from
Bangkok to India, Singapore and China mainland in April 2004. As a new
entrant to the highly competitive Asia Pacific market, Air Andaman selected
the SabreSonic solution in recognition of the importance of building a
reliable, scalable and flexible IT solution that will enable the carrier to
adapt quickly as its business model evolves.

“In the first year of operation Air Andaman is expecting significant
passenger volumes due to the interline and codeshare partnerships we have
established, and we are forecasting significant year-over-year growth in
passengers boarding,” said Dean Mills, president, Air Andaman. “To support
this future growth, we selected SabreSonic as it is a best-of-breed solution
with the most advanced functionality of any solution on the market. We
recognize that the reservations and departure control systems is the core of
all our operations and we’re confident SabreSonic will help us reduce
operational costs, improve efficiency and enhance our customer service.”

Sabre Airline Solutions is committed to helping Air Andaman go to market
rapidly by meeting its implementation deadline of July 30, 2004. As part of
the six-year contract, Air Andaman will implement a bundled package that
includes SabreSonic Res, SabreSonic Check-In, SabreSonic Web, and SabreSonic
Ticket as well as Sabre Air Ops Load Manager Interface to SabreSonic, and the
Qik-Schedule schedule change system.

In addition, Air Andaman has adopted a multichannel distribution policy
and, to complement its web distribution strategy, the company has chosen to
make its inventory available to travel agents exclusively through Abacus
International Global Distribution System (GDS), which provides access to the
Sabre system in Asia. This method will allow swift expansion into other
countries as the company grows.

“The open systems architecture was central to our decision as it offers
the flexibility and scalability we need to adopt and integrate new
technologies as our services expand and our business model changes,” added
Mills. “By making the decision to leverage the open systems approach, we are
also able to take advantage of a new generation solution at a price point
that’s based on a passenger boarded basis which is particularly critical for
us as an emerging player with considerable plans for the future.”

Cameron Curtis, vice president, Asia Pacific, Sabre Airline Solutions
added, “We provide our technology at the right price point so airlines of all
sizes are able to utilize our state-of-the-art systems. Not only are the
upfront costs attractive, our experience has shown that airlines using our
passenger management solutions achieve bankable results — up to 40 percent in
cost savings. But costs are only one part of the equation — just as
important is the flexibility that the SabreSonic solution provides which is
key for a carrier like Air Andaman as it restarts its operations.”

Air Andaman’s reservations and departure control will be hosted on the
SabreSonic solution which eliminates the carrier’s need to develop, host and
maintain its own systems, and allows the carrier to focus on its core business
and on delivering the best quality service to its customers.

“Customers will benefit from our superior customer service. For example,
with the check-in and reservation functionality of the SabreSonic solution, we
can now provide faster check-in times for passengers flying with Air Andaman,”
said Mills. “Speed is also important in terms of deployment of this solution,
and we were very impressed that Sabre Airline Solutions will be able to
deliver our fast implementation deadline.”

According to Curtis, “The agreement with Air Andaman is an important step
towards our goal of becoming Asia Pacific’s number one provider of technology
solutions that help airlines optimize performance. These smart solutions are
combined with strong local knowledge and support across Asia Pacific.”

About Sabre Airline Solutions

Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s largest
provider of software products, reservations and departure control systems and
other passenger management systems, and consulting services that help airlines
simplify operations and lower costs. Sabre Airline Solutions’ proven
leadership is demonstrated by the growing number of airlines that leverage the
technology and services: More than 200 airlines worldwide use Sabre Airline
Solutions’ broad portfolio of smart solutions for decision-support tools to
increase revenues and improve operations. More than 100 airlines worldwide
rely on Sabre Airline Solutions for passenger management solutions, with
15 new carriers added and nine carrier renewals for SabreSonic Res advanced
reservations in 2003. In addition, more than 100 clients worldwide have
turned to Sabre Airline Solutions consulting group for strategic, commercial
and operational consulting. More than 500 contracts worldwide were signed in
2003 within Sabre Airline Solutions.

Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE: TSG) is a world leader in travel
commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology
solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is
available at .

About Sabre Airline Solutions – Asia/Pacific (APAC)

Sabre Asia Pacific’s head office is based in Sydney, Australia, with
offices/representatives located in Auckland, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong
Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai and Mumbai. In 2003, Sabre Airline Solutions
signed 70 system contracts with airlines based in the Asia Pacific region.
2003 Market share gains for Sabre Airline Solutions APAC was achieved across
all areas including airline software applications, airline reservations and
airline consulting engagements.

Sabre Airline Solutions, the Sabre Airline Solutions logo and SabreSonic,
Sabre Air Ops Load Manager, Qik-Schedule schedule change system, are
trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of Sabre Holdings Corporation.
All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names are the property of their
respective owners.

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CO:  Sabre Airline Solutions; Air Andaman Corporation Limited; Sabre Holdings
ST:  Texas, Thailand

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