FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. & SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April
26, 2006–Caribbean Star Airlines and Caribbean Sun Airlines, sister
carriers that combine to operate the largest and most modern fleet in
the Caribbean, and Sabre Airline Solutions, the global leader of
software and services for the airline industry from planning to
execution, today announced an agreement to create customized,
user-friendly front-end access to both carriers’ reservations and
airport check-in applications. The Sabre Qik Business Processing
Solutions and the Sabre Qik Developer Tool will be used to design and
implement a graphical user interface that helps make operations at
Caribbean Star and Caribbean Sun more cost effective by reducing user
training expenses and increasing productivity.
The Qik solutions will give Caribbean Star and Caribbean Sun the
ability to create highly customized user access to real-time host
systems, databases, peripheral devices and other information sources
through a highly flexible GUI, allowing the airline to maximize return
on investment for its existing computing environment. The Developer
Tool will give the airlines flexibility to customize and integrate new
technology and business procedures without requiring proprietary
computer programming experience to tailor systems to both carriers’
needs. This advantage makes implementations more efficient and reduces
user training expenses.
William E. “Skip” Barnette, president and CEO of Caribbean Star
and Caribbean Sun, commented on the agreement, saying: “We’ve taken
some major steps in recent weeks to raise our customer care services
to world-class levels. From simplified pricing to our new call center
with expanded language capabilities, Caribbean Star and Caribbean Sun
are putting the needs of our customers first with renewed vigor.
Working with Sabre Airline Solutions is the latest step in this
process. The Qik solutions and Developer Tool create a myriad of
efficiencies specifically designed to benefit our customers.
Everything from purchasing tickets, to the check-in process, and
boarding passengers are enhanced by these tools, creating a more
pleasant travel experience for our passengers.”
The easy-to-use Qik GUI will allow Caribbean Star and Caribbean
Sun to increase its reservations and check-in efficiency by creating a
more customized and intuitive environment for users. Companies that
implement the Qik solutions frequently experience measurable ROI in as
little as three months.
“Qik solutions clients find the customized GUI can increase
productivity by up to 8 percent, decrease telecommunications expenses
by up to 8 percent and reduce new hire training by up to 30 percent,”
said Steve Clampett, president of Airline Products and Services for
Sabre Airline Solutions. “The Qik solutions will help Caribbean Star
and Caribbean Sun better compete in the marketplace by providing a
cost-effective and efficient way to customize reservations and airport
About Caribbean Star Airlines and Caribbean Sun Airlines
Privately held Caribbean Star Airlines Limited was incorporated in
Antigua in January 2000. Its sister airline Caribbean Sun Airlines
Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, launched its maiden flight in
January 2003. With a total of 19 Dash-8 aircraft, the most recent of
which was commissioned into service in January 2006, the combined
Caribbean Star/Caribbean Sun fleet is the largest and most modern in
the Caribbean. A total of 19 Caribbean destinations are served by the
two airlines, which transport some 80,000 people each month. More
information about Caribbean Sun Airlines and Caribbean Star Airlines
is available at their respective Web sites, www.flycsa.com and
Caribbean Star Airlines Limited and Caribbean Sun Airlines Inc.
are affiliated but separate companies. The air service provided by
each carrier is operated independently of the other, and the rules
applicable to travel on each airline may be different.
About Sabre Airline Solutions
Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s
largest provider of products to help airlines market, sell, serve 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 650 contracts worldwide were signed in 2005 for leading
technology solutions from Sabre Airline 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
Sabre Airline Solutions, the Sabre Airline Solutions logo, Qik 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.
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