SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 17, 2006–The Sabre Airline
Solutions consulting business has followed its strong growth in 2005
by signing 15 contracts in the first quarter this year with airport
operators around the world. The deals are with Macquarie Airports,
Turin International Airport, Singapore Changi International Airport
and 12 French and Swiss properties.
The contract with Macquarie involves market analysis solutions
designed to assist air service development at Aeroporti di Roma,
Brussels International Airport, Sydney International Airport and
Copenhagen International Airport.
Hans Mitterlechner, associate director of Macquarie’s investment
group, said: “In its drive continually to improve airline marketing at
its properties, Macquarie Airports has studied the market for
airport-relevant market analysis solutions for over a year. We have
concluded that Sabre’s market analysis and reporting capabilities
represent the most comprehensive and user-friendly offer available.”
Air service development is also the focus of the contract with
Singapore Changi International Airport.
Sabre Airline Solutions will be busy with airport consulting
projects in Europe, too. It has finalized multi-year contracts to
provide services to 12 French and Swiss airports, including Aeroports
de Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille and Geneva.
The consulting team has boosted its involvement in the government
and administrative arena in 2006, with new projects already agreed for
regional and federal government agencies in Canada, Finland, New
Zealand and Australia.
Nejib Ben-Khedher, president and managing partner of the aviation
consulting practice at Sabre Airline Solutions, said the business
expected the substantial 2005 client growth of its airport and
government consulting practice to continue through 2006 and 2007.
“Given our unique combination of market evaluation capabilities,
forecasting tools and services, and our overall air-service
development experience, we are well positioned to become the premier
aviation consulting services provider for airports,” Ben-Khedher said.
The recent signings continue the momentum created in 2005, which
saw Sabre Airline Solutions’ airport and government consulting
practice grow year-on-year revenues by over 20 percent, open its first
international airport consulting office, and provide services to 65
domestic and international airport and government clients. More than
23 of the 65 clients served in 2005 were new customers and ranged from
regional airports such as Hull in Canada, Newcastle in the United
Kingdom and Groeningen in The Netherlands, to global hubs such as
Singapore Changi and Copenhagen International Airports.
“We have brought on board industry experts renowned both in the
United States and internationally,” Ben-Khedher said. “We have
continued to invest in our forecasting and market analysis
capabilities and have augmented our talent pool to provide the airport
community with the highest quality commercial analysis services. We
expect continued growth in 2006 through the continued expansion of the
existing practice, the opening of new global offices, and through the
development of new air service development solutions for the
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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