Sabre Travel Network Signs Full Content Deal with SN Brussels; Six Airlines Upgrade Participation in Sabre

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 10, 2006–Sabre Travel Network Has Signed a ‘Multi-Year’ full-content agreement with Belgium’s flagship carrier, SN Brussels Airlines. The deal gives Sabre Connected travel agencies access to the same fares and availability offered through the carrier’s direct reservation outlets, including

Separately, four additional airlines have upgraded their connection to the Sabre system. Aegean Airlines, Helios Airways, Yemenia Airways and Afriqiyah Airways are all now participating at Direct Connect Availability (DCA), the highest level of participation in the Sabre GDS.

Russia’s Domodedovo Airlines and City Star Airlines in Scotland have started distributing through the Sabre system. City Star is based in Aberdeen, with routes to Oslo and Stavanger in Norway.

“The one thing all these airlines have in common is their recognition of Sabre as the most efficient marketplace for the buying and selling of travel,” said Dean Bibb, Sabre Travel Network’s vice president for supplier relations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “The additional distribution value that comes from our ownership of companies in every channel of travel sales and distribution is as attractive to regional airlines as it is to the large, global network carriers.”

In addition to distribution through the Sabre GDS, Yemenia Airways and Afriqiyah Airways also use operational and decision-support products from Sabre Travel Network sister business, Sabre Airline Solutions.

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

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