Caribbean Star Airlines and Caribbean Sun Airlines Choose Sabre Airline Solutions’ Qik to Customize Reservations and Airport Check-In; User-Friendly GUI Will Reduce Operations Expenses While Increasing Productivity

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 check-in applications.”

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, 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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