SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 11, 2006–Sabre Holdings
(NYSE:TSG) today announced that JetBlue Airways has signed a new
five-year, full-content agreement with Sabre Travel Network.
Through the agreement, all JetBlue published fares and inventory
will be available for subscribers of the Sabre global distribution
system (GDS), including published fares that the airline sells through
any third-party and through its own Web site and reservation offices.
All JetBlue fares will also be available to Travelocity Business
clients and to customers booking travel packages through Travelocity.
“We are pleased to once again offer JetBlue products and services
to travelers through the Sabre GDS,” said Hugh Jones, chief operating
officer, Sabre Travel Network. “This is another opportunity to
leverage Sabre’s efficient travel marketplace to help JetBlue market
and sell its products.”
“At JetBlue we recognize the value of the GDS channel and we are
happy to be able to offer our full content to agency and corporate
customers who are Sabre subscribers,” said Noreen Courtney-Wilds,
director of sales and distribution, JetBlue Airways.
About JetBlue Airways
In the six years since its launch, JetBlue Airways has focused on
creating a new airline category — an airline that offers value,
service and style. Based out of New York City, the low-cost carrier
currently serves 41 destinations with more than 440 flights daily.
Onboard JetBlue, customers enjoy roomy leather seats and 36 channels
of free DIRECTV(R) programming, the most live TV available on any
airline. On flights longer than two hours, a selection of first-run
movies and bonus features from FOX InFlight(TM) is also available. On
flights outside of the United States, DIRECTV is not available,
however, where applicable, FOX InFlight(TM) is offered complimentary.
JetBlue offers customers generous brand name snacks and beverages,
including freshly brewed Dunkin’ Donuts(R) coffee, and delicious wines
selected by the airline’s Low Fare Sommelier, Josh Wesson from Best
Cellars(R). On overnight flights from the West, the airline now offers
Shut-Eye Service(TM), with a Shut-Eye Kit(TM) designed exclusively for
JetBlue by Bliss Spa and other special amenities including a “good
morning” hot towel service. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all
travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is
never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE
(1-800-538-2583) or visit www.jetblue.com.
About Sabre Travel Network
Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to
the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS). The Sabre GDS is
a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects suppliers, including
hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 50,000
travel agency locations. Suppliers get access through one single
connection; travel agents get real time access to thousands of travel
products from multiple suppliers through one source integrated into
their businesses; consumers get access to a global supermarket of the
world’s greatest travel possibilities.
Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include GetThere, the leading
Web-based corporate travel reservation technology, and Jurni Network,
the unique leisure travel agency consortium in the United States that
enables members to sell more products from preferred travel suppliers
using sophisticated market intelligence.
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
Statements in this release which are not purely historical facts
or which necessarily depend upon future events, including statements
about the value expected from the agreements with JetBlue Airways and
Sabre Holdings Corporation’s statements about anticipations, beliefs,
expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies for the future, may be
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not
to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All
forward-looking statements are based upon information available to
Sabre Holdings Corporation on the date this release was issued. Sabre
Holdings Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise. Any forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
events or results to differ materially from the events or results
described in the forward looking statements, including risks or
uncertainties related to Sabre Holdings Corporation revenues being
subject to adverse changes to our travel supplier relationships and
potential substantial decreases in travel transaction volumes. Sabre
Holdings Corporation may not succeed in addressing these and other
risks. Further information regarding factors that could affect our
financial and other results can be found in the risk factors section
of Sabre Holdings Corporation’s most recent filing on Form 10-K with
the Securities and Exchange Commission.
CONTACT: Media Contacts Sabre Travel Network Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252 email@example.com or IR Contact Sabre Holdings Karen Fugate, 682-605-2343 firstname.lastname@example.org or JetBlue Airways Corporate Communications, 718-709-3089 CorporateCommunications@jetblue.com SOURCE: Sabre Travel Network