Sabre Airline Solutions Kicks Off 2005 with Three New International Airlines Choosing SabreSonic in One-Month Span; Enthusiastic Response to New Generation Resource Continues

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 9, 2005–Sabre Airline
Solutions, the industry leader in airline operational and commercial
technology, announced three new carriers have chosen SabreSonic, the
industry’s first and only new generation solution ready for install.
Euromanx, Afriqiyah and Ozjet join a community of more than 100
airlines that have chosen Sabre as its partner for some of the most
critical technologies to airline operations.

These three wins punctuate an overwhelmingly successful
introduction of the open systems architecture of SabreSonic in 2004,
with a total of eight carriers worldwide converting to the new
generation solution for reservations and three carriers opting for
non-hosted passenger component resources. In addition, five hosted
carriers renewed and expanded their commitment to Sabre Airline
Solutions as its reservations provider and nine carriers purchased new
modular components available under the new generation offering.

“We knew we wanted a more robust, flexible solution than what we
saw with other carriers in this region,” said captain Sabri S.
Abdallah, chairman of Afriqiyah. “We were impressed with the customer
focused features that SabreSonic provides, but even more importantly,
that we could have it in place within months rather than years.”

Shamus Byrne, sales and marketing director for Euromanx, commented
“SabreSonic is clearly the industry’s most advanced solution — and
its flexibility and component approach make it affordable as well.
This combination provides Euromanx possibilities that otherwise would
not be available. We are looking forward to realizing the
return-on-investment and customer satisfaction that SabreSonic will

Hans Van Pelt, chief executive officer of OzJet, commented, “We
are entering a highly sophisticated and competitive marketplace in
Australia and we know our survival depends on a combination of the
right business model, the right people, and the very best technology
that will allow us to offer the best service to our customers.

After an extensive evaluation of what was available in this
region, we chose SabreSonic because it met all our needs over the
alternate offerings. SabreSonic is the only solution available today
that offers an open systems architecture that will enable us to
quickly adapt to changing market demands and business requirements.
Through its modular architecture and performance-focused pricing,
SabreSonic offers us maximum scope and scale to accommodate our future
growth plans.”

Airlines that chose the SabreSonic suite in 2004 are as diverse as
the regions from which they originate, including:

Carrier Using      Technology Selected
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Aeroflot           Full SabreSonic suite and GDS Access
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                   SabreSonic Res, SabreSonic Check-In, SabreSonic
Aerolineas del Sur  Ticket, GDS Access. Also Sabre Air Ops, Dispatch
                    Manager, Load Manager and Movement Manager.
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                   SabreSonic Res, SabreSonic Check-In, SabreSonic
Air One             Inventory, SabreSonic Ticket, SabreSonic Command,
                    SabreSonic Web as well as Sabre AirOps Load
                    Manager Interface to SabreSonic and AirMax
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                   SabreSonic Res, SabreSonic Check-In, SabreSonic
Air Tahiti Nui      Inventory, SabreSonic Ticket, SabreSonic Command,
                    Traverse Loyalty System
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Alpi Eagles        SabreSonic Res, SabreSonic Check-In, SabreSonic
                    Inventory, SabreSonic Ticket, SabreSonic Command
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Central Mountain   SabreSonic Res, SabreSonic Check-In, SabreSonic
 Air                Inventory, SabreSonic Ticket, SabreSonic Command
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Gulf Air           Sabre Sonic Check-in, SabreSonic Ticket
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Frontier Airlines  SabreSonic Res, SabreSonic Check-In, SabreSonic
                    Inventory, SabreSonic Command
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Hawaiian Airlines  SabreSonic Res, SabreSonic Check-In, SabreSonic
                    Ticket, SabreSonic Command
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SWE-FLY            SabreSonic Res, SabreSonic Ticket and SabreSonic
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Valuair            SabreSonic Res, SabreSonic Check-In, SabreSonic
                    Inventory, SabreSonic Command and GDS Access
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“The plug and play architecture was central to our decision as it
offers the flexibility and scalability we need to adopt and integrate
new technologies as our services expand and our business model
changes,” said Dean Mills, president, Air Andaman. “As an emerging
player with considerable plans for the future, we are also able to
take advantage of a new generation solution at a price point that
matches our current model and immediately reap the benefits of the
open systems approach.”

The ease of implementation and integration keeps the technology at
a cost carriers of all sizes can afford, and the solution continues to
help reduce costs over time.

“The industry adoption rate of this new technology has been
overwhelming,” said Gianni Marostica, president of Airline Passenger
Solutions for Sabre Airline Solutions. “This architecture has mass
appeal for its ability to do what other technologies cannot accomplish
at this point. Carriers have been searching for a solution that
provides the functionality they need at a price point they desire.
SabreSonic is that solution.”

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 four carrier
renewals. In addition, more than 100 clients worldwide have turned to
the Sabre Airline Solutions consulting group for strategic, commercial
and operational consulting.

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

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Load Manager are trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of
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