Porter Airlines Launches Canadian Service with Sabre Airline Solutions’ Operational Control Suite

Business Editors/Travel Writers

TORONTO & SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 28, 2006–Toronto-based Porter Airlines Inc., Canada’s newest carrier, and Sabre Airline Solutions, the global leader of software and services for the airline industry from planning to execution, today announced that Porter will launch its service in October 2006 using the Sabre(R) Flight Control Suite. The package helps maintain operational control, manage crew tracking and compliance, and produce optimized flight plans for flights to and from destinations in Canada and the United States. By selecting Sabre FliteTrac, CrewTrac and Dispatch Manager systems to provide business-critical functionality, Porter Airlines joins more than 60 North American carriers that rely on the long track record of Sabre Airline Solutions for providing fully automated and integrated flight operations solutions.

“Porter Airlines selected the CrewTrac, FliteTrac and Dispatch Manager systems because of the ability to seamlessly integrate with third-parties and provide us with a complete dispatch solution for our aircraft,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines.

The Flight Control Suite is designed to streamline crew and flight operations, regardless of airline size. Often referred to as “SOC in a box,” these products fully automate an airline’s systems operations control (SOC) center and manage crew assignments. Airlines benefit with improved operational coordination and enhanced personnel efficiency, adding to bottom-line performance in today’s highly competitive market.

“As a start-up airline, Porter has to ensure that critical business areas will be ready to go on the first day of operations,” said Ilia Kostov, Sabre Airline Solutions’ vice president of airline operations. “Choosing the Flight Control Suite, a proven and highly effective solution, allows the airline’s personnel to concentrate on trouble-free operations and exemplary passenger service. Additionally, Porter can operate from day one with the business advantage of improved crew utilization, better regulatory compliance, improved aircraft utilization and reduced delays due to crew and/or aircraft problems.”

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 500 contracts worldwide were signed in 2004 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 http://www.sabre-holdings.com.

Sabre Airline Solutions, Sabre, FliteTrac, CrewTrac, CrewQual and the Sabre Airline Solutions logo 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.

About Porter Airlines Inc.

Porter Airlines Inc. is a regional passenger carrier that will operate out of Toronto City Centre Airport. The airline will begin scheduled service in 2006, with plans to serve short-haul Canadian and U.S. destinations within a 500-nm radius of the Greater Toronto Area. Porter is a subsidiary of privately-held Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. Visit www.flyporter.com for more information.

CONTACT: Sabre Airline Solutions, Southlake
Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252
MS&L for Porter Airlines
Brad Cicero, 416-847-1305

SOURCE: Sabre Airline Solutions