Air China Deploys Sabre Airline Solutions’ Technology to Enhance its Ability to Schedule Flights and React to Changing Market Forces; Carrier Chooses Sabre AirFlite Planning and Scheduling Suite and Consulting Services

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Mar 07, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Air China has selected Sabre Airline Solutions’ advanced
planning and scheduling suite to optimize its flight scheduling

The planning and scheduling optimization will be achieved through
the implementation by Air China of the Sabre AirFlite suite. This
suite provides advanced planning and scheduling technology that
combines core functions such as scheduling, profitability forecasting
and analysis, fleet assignment, and slot management through a seamless
integration with shared interfaces and database information.

The airline also will employ consulting services from Sabre
Airline Solutions to assist with product implementation and network
planning, providing a total solution that will help Air China rapidly
realize the benefits of the AirFlite suite.

“Modeling passenger demand and market behavior within the Chinese
aviation market has typically been a challenge in the past, but Sabre
Airline Solutions has demonstrated its knowledge and experience in
this area,” said Jian Xiong Huang, deputy general manager of
Information Technology for Air China. “We are confident the AirFlite
suite will enable us to better forecast and enhance our
decision-making abilities. Sabre Airline Solutions is also able to
offer us an end-to-end approach, incorporating the AirFlite suite and
best practice industry consulting.”

Air China, a long-time customer of Sabre Airline Solutions, joins
more than 70 airlines worldwide that utilize the AirFlite suite,
including China Southern, China Eastern and Hainan Airlines.

“We have used the Sabre PC AirFlite flight scheduling system for
many years, and this new project involving the AirFlite suite combined
with the expertise of Sabre Airline Solutions’ consulting group will
greatly improve our operational efficiency while also strengthening
our ongoing relationship with Sabre Airline Solutions,” said Huang.
“Our size and growth means that we simply have to automate the process
of network optimization and network profitability analysis. Because
the marketplace is constantly changing, we need to be able to make
quick and accurate decisions about our network and fleet every single
day, and Sabre Airline Solutions is best placed to ensure we achieve

Hans Belle, Sabre Airline Solutions’ vice president of Marketing
in the Asia/Pacific region said, “Asia is an important region for many
airlines, and the Chinese market is a key driver for growth in that
region. We are able to add superior value in Asia because we have
significant experience there, which has translated into improvements
in our products and consulting capability. We understand the available
data sources in China and realize how to build solid demand forecasts.
Overcoming this hurdle enables us to assist airlines including Air
China in optimizing passenger and cargo services for Asia and China in

Sabre Airline Solutions is the Asia Pacific market leader in
aviation technology. The company has experienced rapid growth in China
and is working with the major airlines including Air China, China
Eastern and China Southern. In 2004 Sabre Airline Solutions
established its Asia Pacific headquarters in Shanghai as part of its
move to advance the company’s strategic business agenda in the world’s
fastest growing market.

About Sabre Airline Solutions

Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s
largest provider of software products; reservations, 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 500 contracts worldwide
were signed in 2004 for Sabre Airline Solutions leading technology
solutions. More than 100 airlines worldwide rely on Sabre Airline
Solutions for passenger management solutions, with eight new carriers
choosing SabreSonic, the first new generation reservations system
offered in the market, in 2004 and six carrier renewals. In addition,
more than 100 clients worldwide have turned to the Sabre Airline
Solutions consulting group for strategic, commercial and operational

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
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Sabre Airline Solutions, the Sabre Airline Solutions logo,
SabreSonic and AirFlite are trademarks and/or service marks of an
affiliate of Sabre Holdings Corp. All other trademarks, service marks,
and trade names are the property of their respective owners. (C) 2005
Sabre Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE: Sabre Airline Solutions