New Technology from Sabre Airline Solutions Makes Interline Electronic Ticketing Easy for American Airlines; Carrier Will Leverage SabreSonic eticketing Hub to Improve Customer Service and Reduce Costs

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 2, 2005–Sabre Airline Solutions today announced it has signed an agreement with American Airlines to implement new, open systems technology to provide an easy and efficient way to enable interline electronic ticketing.

Sabre’s eticketing hub will provide American with a quick and cost-effective solution to enable interline electronic ticketing with alliance partners and other airlines. “Interline electronic ticketing is another step American has taken to enhance the travelling experience by making passenger transfers from American to other airlines more convenient,” said Uzair Nathani, managing director Revenue and Planning Technology at American Airlines. “American Airlines continues to make investments in customer-facing technology to enhance the travel experience, as well as look for all opportunities to lower costs and work more efficiently. Sabre’s eticketing hub enables us to provide our customers, in a faster and more cost effective fashion, the enhanced convenience and flexibility they want.”

The SabreSonic Ticket capability addresses the trend for carriers to use eticketing as both a cost advantage and an additional customer-centric offering, reinforced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announcement earlier this year to achieve 100 percent eticketing by the end of 2007.

“Technology is an important asset in the industry’s efforts to take out costs – especially doing so in a way that also increases customer-focused solutions,” said Gianni Marostica, president of Airline Passenger Solutions for Sabre Airline Solutions. “That means our solutions have to be smart, they have to be proven, and they have to be reliable. It is our drive to provide these solutions that led to the development and launch of the SabreSonic suite of passenger management solutions and the eticketing hub.”

About Sabre Airline Solutions

Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s largest provider of software products, reservations and 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 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 consulting. More than 500 contracts worldwide were signed in 2004 across the breadth of Sabre Airline Solutions leading technology solutions.

Sabre Holdings Corp. (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 available at

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