Sabre Airline Solutions Strengthens Presence in the oneworld alliance; British Airways and Qantas both implement Sabre AirFlite SlotManager

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 11, 2004–British Airways
and Qantas have successfully implemented the latest release of the
Sabre AirFlite SlotManager system, enabling their flight schedulers
and slot portfolio managers to efficiently request and maintain their
slot portfolios.

The two airlines, which are both members of the oneworld alliance,
join fellow leading carriers Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, El Al, and
Japan Airlines in using Release 10 of the product.

SlotManager will now be used to manage more slots in Europe and
the Asia Pacific region than any other slot management product —
reducing slot request preparation time by between 50 to 90 percent and
allowing operators to complete slot requests in hours, rather than
weeks, compared to manual preparation.

SlotManager can also be used to help airlines quickly evaluate and
obtain slots for major last-minute schedule changes and identify new
opportunities for taking advantage of underutilized slots. It ensures
slot requests are in line with the International Air Transport
Association (IATA) standard and minimizes the chances of losing
valuable historic slots.

Robert Moran, Slots and Schedules Coordination Manager, Fleet and
Network Planning at British Airways said: “Our slots are very valuable
assets, and it is critical that we get the best use out of them.
SlotManager provides decision support capabilities that will help us
to identify opportunities. In addition, using SlotManager lets us
manage our slot portfolio from a single centralized database providing
multi-user access to the slot team.”

Hope Antzoulatos, Manager of Schedule Development Long Haul at
Qantas, added: “We need to produce slot requests quickly and
accurately. Using SlotManager as an integrated part of the AirFlite
system enables us to generate slot data for initial submissions and
will allow us to make changes directly from the schedules maintained
in Schedule Manager.”

Both airlines will be benefiting from the competitive advantages
of shared interface and database information by integrating
SlotManager with the Sabre AirFlite Schedule Manager. This system
simplifies scheduling tasks previously performed manually, making time
available for schedulers to continuously explore better solutions.

“Now more than ever, it is vital that airlines can get maximum use
of their valuable slots,” said Vinay Dube, vice president of Sabre
Airline Solutions, Europe Middle-East and Africa. “The SlotManager
system prevents errors, increases productivity and minimizes
rescheduling, allowing airlines to comprehensively manage slots.”

There are currently 25 airlines that have chosen SlotManager to
manage their slots and maximize the usage of their slots.

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 15
new carriers added and nine carrier renewals for SabreSonic Res
advanced reservations 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

Sabre Holdings Corporation (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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Sabre AirFlite, SlotManager and Schedule Manager are trademarks and/or
service marks of an affiliate of Sabre Holdings Corporation. All other
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