Sabre Airline Solutions Names New Vice President to Lead Team In Europe, Middle East and Africa

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 7, 2004–Sabre Airline
Solutions has named Murray Smyth as its new vice president for Europe,
the Middle East and Africa.

Smyth will be responsible for the sales and account management
division of Sabre Airline Solutions across the region, in more than 50
countries and including virtually every major European airline.
Working closely with Sabre Travel Network and Travelocity, Smyth is
charged with helping to expand Sabre’s presence in the region with the
provision of consulting, technology solutions and services to the
airline and travel industries.

“Murray has a depth of experience in our industry and has lead
teams that repeatedly met and exceeded targets in what is a
challenging and competitive marketplace,” said Greg Gilchrist, senior
vice president of sales and account management. “His knowledge,
industry insight and years of experience will help drive Sabre Airline
Solutions forward in the region.”

Smyth will focus on continuing the momentum Sabre Airline
Solutions has achieved in EMEA in 2004, which includes nearly 100
contracts signed to date in 2004. Smyth will also drive forward
SabreSonic, the first new generation passenger services suite
inclusive of reservations, departure control, e-ticketing, Internet
booking and comprehensive GDS connectivity. SabreSonic was launched in
early 2004 and already more than a dozen carriers have leveraged the
open systems solution, including Air One and Aeroflot in the EMEA

Prior to joining Sabre Airline Solutions, Smyth led Transport &
Technology Consulting, based in Australia, providing business process
improvement and change management services to airline clients in the
Asia Pacific region. He has also held senior management roles at
Deloitte Consulting and Unisys, building and leading teams delivering
consulting services and solutions to the aviation and travel sectors.
He has led major engagements at many airlines and associated service
providers, including clients such as Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Singapore
Airlines, Abacus, IBM and IATA.

Smyth plans to leverage this experience along with the broad
assets of the company to address the needs of EMEA carriers in the
current environment: “Sabre Airline Solutions can uniquely provide all
of the solutions and services that enable airline and travel companies
to achieve the levels of business performance and flexibility required
for them to be successful today. We plan to work closely with our
customers to help them address the challenges of our increasingly
demanding industry.”

“Sabre Airline Solutions has made significant announcements in
EMEA in 2004 with carriers including bmibaby, Duo, Air One, Alitalia,
and has already surpassed the total number of contacts signed in
2003,” added Gilchrist. “Key to this success has been an in-depth
knowledge of the market, and Murray’s industry insight and years of
experience will be leveraged to work in cooperative efforts with
airlines to adjust and succeed in this very dynamic and challenging
travel environment.”

Smyth takes over from Vinay Dube, who will be returning back to
Southlake, Texas to assume the strategic role as vice president of
Product Portfolio Management.

About Sabre Airline Solutions

Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s
largest provider of software products, reservations, departure control
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 15 new
carriers added and nine carrier renewals for SabreSonic Res advanced
reservations and departure control systems in 2003. In addition, more
than 100 clients worldwide have turned to Sabre Airline Solutions
consulting group for strategic, commercial and operational consulting.
More than 500 contracts worldwide were signed in 2003 within Sabre
Airline Solutions and nearly 400 have been signed in the first half of

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
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SabreSonic are trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of
Sabre Holdings Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and
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    CONTACT: Sabre Airline Solutions, Southlake
             Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252

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