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

Sabre Airline Solutions, the Sabre Airline Solutions logo and
SabreSonic are trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of
Sabre Holdings Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and
trade names are the property of their respective owners.

    CONTACT: Sabre Airline Solutions, Southlake
             Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252

    SOURCE: Sabre Airline Solutions