Sabre Airline Solutions Welcomes New Clients to its Growing Airports Consulting Arm; Targets Future Growth with Addition of New Customers and Industry Experts

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 25, 2005–Sabre Airline Solutions recently added 10 new clients to its growing airports consulting practice. The latest additions demonstrate Sabre Airline Solutions’ commitment to investing in airport consulting, which has achieved more than 70 percent growth since 2002.

The consulting group at Sabre Airline Solutions welcomed several new international customers, including Transport Canada, Tourism Australia, Brussels International Airport, Budapest Ferihegy International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport, to its portfolio. These organizations are now utilizing Sabre Airline Solutions’ analytical capabilities to refine their competitive intelligence and marketing abilities. These airports are also able to leverage the company’s position as one of the industry’s leading air service development consulting organizations.

New clients also include domestic airports — Melbourne International Airport (Florida), Lynchburg Regional Airport (Virginia), Abraham Lincoln Capital City Airport (Illinois), Lancaster Regional Airport (Pennsylvania) and Laurel-Hattiesburg Regional Airport (Mississippi) — building upon Sabre Airline Solutions’ fast-growing domestic airports practice. The consulting team will provide these airports with air service development and marketing services. In some cases the team has already been successful in securing new air services for these clients.

Sabre Airline Solutions is currently one of the largest air service development firms in the world, with more than 100 client projects completed during the past 18 months. This portfolio includes a diverse array of airports ranging from some of the largest hub airports in the world to small airports that rely on single carrier service. The consulting team specializes in air service solutions including the development of creative marketing and risk sharing programs designed to support an airport’s air service development efforts. In addition, Sabre Airline Solutions Consulting provides route forecasting and related analyses, utilizing a number of leading industry data sources.

As a result of the progressive growth of the airports consulting arm, the consulting team recently added two industry experts, Brad DiFiore and Bruce Tarletsky. Both DiFiore and Tarletsky have years of industry experience and will be charged with expanding the consulting team’s U.S. domestic business by offering consulting and data services to airports of all sizes.

About Sabre Airline Solutions

Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s largest provider of software products; reservations, 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 500 contracts worldwide were signed in 2004 for Sabre Airline Solutions’ leading technology solutions. More than 100 airlines worldwide rely on Sabre Airline Solutions for passenger management solutions, with eight new carriers choosing the SabreSonic solutions, the first new-generation reservations system offered in the market in 2004 and six carrier renewals. In addition, more than 100 clients worldwide have turned to the Sabre Airline Solutions consulting group for strategic, commercial and operational consulting.

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