Cathay Pacific Upgrades to the Latest Flight Operations System From Sabre Airline Solutions

Major Asian Airline Updates Industry-Leading Tools to Help Maximize Its Competitive Edge

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Mar 16, 2004 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Sabre Airline Solutions today
announced Cathay Pacific Airways has renewed its contract for two key products
— Sabre AirOps Dispatch Manager and Sabre AirOps Movement Manager — in an
upgrade that will help bolster the airline’s position as a leading global hub
and the gateway to Mainland China.

The Asia Pacific aviation industry is characterized by increasing
competition and mounting market pressures such as the proliferation of low
cost carriers and the advent of new entrants including Qantas’ Jetstar,
Singapore Airlines’ Tiger Airways and Thai Airways’ SkyAsia. In order to
remain competitive, airlines like Cathay Pacific are now relying on IT as a
key strategy for streamlining operations and improving organizational

Cathay Pacific joins a growing list of Asia Pacific carriers who have
selected to upgrade their Systems Operations Control (SOC) with advanced
technology from Sabre Airline Solutions, including Virgin Blue, Air New
Zealand, China Southern, China Airlines and China Eastern.

Complementing its existing Sabre Airline Solutions product portfolio, the
renewal of Sabre AirOps Dispatch Manager and Sabre AirOps Movement Manager
represents Cathay Pacific’s strong commitment to Sabre Airline Solutions’
technology. Further to this, Cathay Pacific will host a Focus Group for Sabre
Airline Solutions users on 24-26 March 2004 as a platform to discuss the
benefits of Sabre Airline Solutions systems and to demonstrate the role the
Sabre Airline Solutions’ product portfolio plays in the company’s strategic

AirOps Movement Manager enables Cathay Pacific to increase aircraft
utilization and minimize operational disruption by providing a powerful,
flexible tool to help control airline operations. By using the safest, most
cost effective and efficient methods possible, this tool minimizes the impact
of irregular operations on profitability. With AirOps Dispatch Manager,
Cathay Pacific has access to a full service flight planning and dispatch
system that provides the airline with speedy and accurate flight operation
capabilities from generating dispatch release to final flight plan.

“We recently expanded our commitment to the region by resuming flights to
the Chinese Mainland so now more than ever we need reliable, cutting-edge IT
solutions that will enable us to maintain superior service,” said Captain John
McCormick, General Manager Operations, Cathay Pacific Airways. “Sabre Airline
Solutions’ technology plays an integral role in our daily business operations
and provides the proven foundation we need to maximize organizational

Cameron Curtis, vice president, Asia Pacific, Sabre Airline Solutions
said, “Our customers are our number one priority, a philosophy which is
reflected in the level of investment we make to enhancing our technology. We
ensure that these investments are addressing the areas most important to
customers such as Cathay Pacific. By upgrading to the latest versions of
Sabre AirOps Dispatch Manager and Sabre AirOps Movement Manager, Cathay
Pacific will be able to leverage the advanced aircraft utilization and flight
planning/dispatch systems to remain competitive.”

Cathay Pacific leverages Sabre Airline Solutions technology across many of
its operations, including Sabre AirOps Control suite for the SOC; Sabre
AirFilte planning and scheduling solutions; Sabre AirMax Revenue Management
suite and Sabre CargoMax Revenue Manager; Sabre AirPrice fares management
system; Sabre StaffPlan system; Sabre Aerodynamic Traveler passenger
processing solutions; and Sabre Qik business process solution for front end
user-friendly graphical user interfaces and automated applications.

About Sabre Airline Solutions

Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s largest
provider of software products, reservation and departure control systems and
consulting services to help airlines simplify operations and lower costs.
Over 200 airlines worldwide use Sabre Airline Solution’s broad portfolio of
software solutions for decision-support tools to increase revenues and improve
operations. Over 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 and departure control
systems 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
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Sabre AirMax Revenue Management suite, Sabre CargoMax Revenue Manager, Sabre
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