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Austrian Airlines Selects Sabre Airline Solutions Next-Generation Crew Management Solution; Sabre Rocade Suite Enables Austrian Flag Carrier to Efficiently Plan and Track Crew Scheduling for More Than 3,000 Crew Members and 50 Aircraft

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 28, 2006–Sabre Airline Solutions, the leading provider of software and services to the airline industry from planning to execution, and Austrian Airlines, the flag carrier of Austria, today announced the airline’s selection of Sabre Rocade Crew Management System, a next-generation crew management solution. Austrian Airlines flight operations will use the Crew Management System to plan and track crew scheduling throughout its entire operations, including 50 aircraft and more than 3,000 crew members. Sabre Airline Solutions will also provide professional services and ongoing support for Austrian Airlines during the implementation and for a period of at least five years.

“The Rocade suite offers an optimal mix of rich functionality, yet is easily accessible and highly advanced in terms of automation and optimization,” said Markus Christl, project manager, Austrian Airlines. “At the same time, the Rocade suite is very robust and provides a truly user-friendly graphical interface superior to any other alternative we evaluated. With the Crew Web Portal, we will be able to communicate more efficiently and allocate our resources more accurately according to individual crew preferences.

“The Rocade suite’s model for implementation and provision of assistance brings safety and predictability to the project. Its large and active customer community confirms that implementation projects constantly meet the expectations,” concluded Christl.

The Crew Management System uses a highly automated, single database workflow with integrated modules for cost-effective, fair and equitable crew planning methods. Integrated functionality allows for complete crew management including pairing optimization, vacation management, automatic roster construction and Web-based crew check-in. This allows users to easily view and manage crew management information in order to better manage the ever-changing crew operations environment. Additionally, all modules are integrated and coordinated with L2K, the Rocade suite’s unique technology for legality control that enables optimal flexibility for user-definable rules management.

“Flag carrier airlines such as Austrian Airlines are turning toward building solutions on integrated standard systems to achieve a balance between advanced functionality and ease of use,” said Urban Deljerud, managing director of Sabre Rocade AB, Sabre Airline Solutions. “With the built-in flexibility and the implementation methodology developed by the Rocade suite, we can develop a crew management solution to fit any airline’s unique characteristics and needs.”

About Sabre Airline Solutions

Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, provides resource management solutions to airport-based government agencies and is the world’s largest provider of products to help airlines, ground service companies, and government agencies market, sell, service and operate from planning to execution.

More than 200 airlines use its broad portfolio of decision-support tools to increase revenues and improve operations. More than 100 airlines rely on Sabre Airline Solutions for passenger management solutions, while a similar number have turned to the company’s consulting group for strategic, commercial and operational advice. More than 600 contracts worldwide were signed in 2005 for Sabre Airline Solutions’ leading technology solutions.

Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.

Sabre Airline Solutions, the Sabre Airline Solutions logo, and Sabre Rocade 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.

About Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines is the mainline of the Austrian Airlines Group and the homecarrier in Austria. The current schedule network of the Austrian Airlines Group comprises 130 destinations in 66 countries on all five continents. The world spanning network of Star Alliance — in which the Austrian Airlines is a member since 2000 — offers its passengers more than 800 destinations.

Austrian Airlines has been numerously awarded for exceptional service and quality during the last years. In order to meet the demands of the passengers the carriers constantly improve their product and services and offer a dense network of short-haul connections as well as many long-haul destinations, from business destinations to leisure spots.

Apart from the traditionally strong presence in Western Europe, the Austrian Airlines Group has continuously expanded its network in Central and Eastern Europe due to the geographical position and the historical ties. Today the Group offers 44 destinations in this economic area — more than any other Western European carrier.

The Austrian Airlines Group specializes in bi-directional West-East -Transfer, and traffic from and to Austria. In line with its “Focus East”- niche strategy, the core markets of the Austrian Airlines Group are those of European traffic into Central and Eastern Europe, connections to the Middle East and flights to the Far East. This strategy is supported by the Star Alliance membership and the efficient hub, the Vienna International Airport (a 25 minutes minimum connecting time between Austrian Airlines Group flights is unique in Europe).

Amongst the 100 aircraft of the Austrian Airlines Group the most modern long-haul jets are found: Airbus A340, A330 and Boeing 777, 767 offer highest standards of safety, comfort and luxury. With an average age of only seven years the fleet is one of the youngest in the world.

The fresh spirit, the special brand values and the typical image makes the Austrian Airlines Group uniquely Austrian.

    CONTACT: Sabre Airline Solutions, Southlake
             Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252
             Austrian Airlines
             Livia Dandrea, +43 05 1766 1237

    SOURCE: Sabre Airline Solutions and Austrian Airlines

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