Penauille Servisair Signs Agreement with Sabre Airline Solutions for Resource Management Solution; Sabre Streamline Resource Management Suite to enable global management of staff for enhanced customer service

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2006–Sabre Airline Solutions, the global leader of software and services for the airline industry from planning to execution, today announced the signing of an enterprise agreement with Penauille Servisair, one of the world’s leading ground handling agents.

Through this agreement, Penauille Servisair will implement the Sabre Streamline Resource Management Suite, providing world-class management of staff resources across its global station network for the benefit of its airline customers worldwide.

With over 21,000 employees, Penauille Servisair has immense scale and diversity in operations. Implementation of the Streamline suite will enable the company to consistently plan, roster, administer and manage its global workforce. Through consistency of execution and incorporation of best practices, the product suite will enable Penauille Servisair to operate with stronger cost controls and higher profits while offering its customers world-class ground handling services.

    The Streamline suite will enable Penauille Servisair to:

    --  Significantly reduce the manual process of resource
        forecasting and task planning and build centers of excellence
        for consistency and efficiency across airport stations

    --  Build staff rosters with consideration given to various
        patterns, preferences and work rules according to local
        standards and regulations;

    --  Provide tailored ground handling services with better control
        and more predictable, managed costs; and

    --  Manage increases in business volume while minimizing
        additional allocation of resources.

Along with implementation and maintenance services, Sabre Airline Solutions will provide the Sabre Streamline StaffPlan resource forecasting and planning system, the Sabre Streamline RosterMaker roster generation system, the Sabre Streamline StaffAdmin employee tracking and roster administration system and the Sabre Streamline StaffManager automated resource allocation system. Implementation of the Streamline suite will initially cover passenger and ramp handling services. Penauille Servisair provides ground handling services at more than 140 airports across 28 countries on four continents for 700 customers who serve over 102 million passengers a year.

“Sabre Airline Solutions was selected because of its ability to service customers across multiple regions and the Streamline suite’s ability to address diverse local requirements,” said Denis Lawn, senior vice president, Global Operations Support at Penauille Servisair. “The flexibility and robust nature of the system provides a solution that can be configured and tailored to the regional needs of each station. There are significant efficiencies to be gained by adopting a centralized methodology and system to manage resources. We anticipate improvements in administrative efficiency and resource accuracy. After an intensive evaluation, Sabre Airline Solutions proved to be the clear choice to offer the best solution.”

Penauille Servisair has initiated several corporate-wide transformation initiatives that require significant process reengineering, a systematic approach to resource management and technology that will support and enable these strategic operating changes. The Streamline solution, with over 40 airline and ground handling customers, was selected to support these strategic initiatives.

To minimize capital expenditure, the Streamline suite will be deployed via the Sabre eMergo Web access platform, which will allow Penauille Servisair to access the Streamline systems via a secure Internet connection. The Streamline suite leverages Microsoft’s BizTalk Server 2006 for integration with existing third-party systems, such as enterprise resource planning, human resources and payroll systems, in use at Penauille Servisair. It uses the latest technologies and industry standards for automating and managing cross-system business processes, reducing project timelines and risk. The eMergo solution will provide a cost-effective solution and uninterrupted system access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

“Global businesses continue to need software that can help them quickly integrate existing technology assets and manage mission-critical business processes,” said Steven Martin, director of BizTalk Product Management Microsoft. “We are pleased to have Sabre and Penauille Servisair using BizTalk Server 2006 to gain efficiencies across their technology assets and business processes.”

“The Penauille Servisair agreement demonstrates the ability of Sabre Airline Solutions to provide value to varied areas of the aviation industry,” said Steve Clampett, president of Airline Products and Services, Sabre Airline Solutions. “By carefully identifying client requirements, we are able to leverage our solutions expertise and experience to provide a rapid and measurable return on investment to customers in many areas of the industry.”

The Streamline suite serves over 40 customers worldwide, and Penauille Servisair joins Jardine Aviation Services Group, Flightcare Belgium and Worldwide Flight Services as leading ground handling agents benefiting from use of the Streamline suite.

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 Sabre Airline Solutions’ leading technology 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, Streamline, StaffAdmin, StaffManager and StaffPlan 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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