RAK Airways Launches Ras Al Khaimah Service with Sabre Airline Solutions’ Flight Planning System

RAK Airways Turns to Sabre Airline Solutions for Optimized Flight
Planning Capabilities

SOUTHLAKE, Texas and RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab
Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 5, 2006–Ras Al Khaimah-based RAK
Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ newest carrier, and Sabre Airline
Solutions, the global leader of software and services for the airline
industry from planning to execution, today announced that RAK Airways
will launch its service in the first quarter of 2007 using the
Sabre(R) Dispatch Manager dispatch and flight planning system.

The software helps produce and maintain optimized flight plans for
flights to and from destinations in the Middle East and elsewhere. By
selecting Dispatch Manager to provide business-critical functionality,
RAK Airways joins more than 200 carriers worldwide that rely on the
long track record of Sabre Airline Solutions for providing fully
automated and integrated flight operations solutions.

“RAK Airways selected Dispatch Manager because of the flexibility
of the system and the potential for fuel savings and increased
payloads,” said Jack Romero, CEO of RAK Airways.

Dispatch Manager offers a sophisticated computerized tool that
enables the air carrier to save fuel and other operating costs for
each flight by optimizing the horizontal route definition, the
vertical profile and the aircraft speed.

“As a start-up airline, RAK Airways has to ensure that critical
business areas will be ready to go on the first day of operations,”
said Murray Smyth, Sabre Airline Solutions’ senior vice-president,

“The market in the Middle East is growing fast, particularly in
the UAE, after the successful launch of several regional carriers. The
dynamics of the region are key elements that will contribute to the
success of the Value Focused Carrier business model in the region, and
our solutions and services are perfectly suited to contribute to this
region with phenomenal growth.”

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, while more than 500
use its leading operational technology. 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.

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

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About RAK Airways

RAK Airways is the fourth national airline of the United Arab
Emirates, established in February 2006 under an Emiri Decree proposed
by H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler
of Ras Al Khaimah.

The objective of RAK Airways is to support the economic
development of the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah as it embarks upon an
ambitious expansion program. The developments include economic free
zones to attract businesses as well as residential, leisure and
tourism projects.

RAK Airways will operate both charter and scheduled services to
meet the demand of the various markets that the airline will serve.
The airline will provide a high level of service to passengers whether
scheduled or charter, aligned with the best service standards in the
industry. This will open up the possibility of co-operation with other
world class airlines in future to widen our passenger’s choice
horizons further.

The services will be delivered in a cost effective manner,
ensuring that RAK Airways will provide value for money to our
customers, whether scheduled airline passengers or tour operators. For
more information please visit www.rakairways.com or contact Rima
Darmanda on rima.darmanda@rakairways.com.

CONTACT: Sabre Airline Solutions
Rebecca Hauger, 682-605-4098

SOURCE: Sabre Airline Solutions