Sun Country Airlines Chooses Sabre Airline Solutions to Deploy Passenger- Friendly Airport Automation

Sabre Aerodynamic Traveler Web Check-in and Aerodynamic Traveler Gate Reader Provide Key Airport Automation for Both Passengers and Airlines

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Feb 23, 2004 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Sun Country Airlines and Sabre Airline Solutions announced today the successful implementation of Sabre Aerodynamic Traveler Web Check-in and Sabre Aerodynamic Traveler Gate Reader, part of the integrated Sabre Aerodynamic Traveler Passenger Processing suite of passenger processing tools. The services will be delivered via Sabre Airline Solutions’ eMergo web-enabled and dedicated network solutions, an applications service provider (ASP) offering.

Use of the Internet by airline customers for flight check-in increased by 300 percent in 2003, with 27 percent of business travelers and 23 percent of leisure travelers using the Internet for check-in, according to industry reports by Forrester and Giga research firms. Sun Country Airlines and Sabre Airline Solutions are meeting industry demands by providing passengers with more convenient check-in and boarding options.

“Our customers needed relief from the longer lines at the Humphrey Terminal,” said Mark Ondrey, Director of Information Technology with Sun Country Airlines. “The collaborative efforts of Sabre Airline Solutions and the Sun Country staff have already paid off, with more than a third of our passengers having checked in for their flights at in just the first two weeks of availability. The improvements at the gates have enhanced the efficiency of our airport staff activities and we’ve received extremely positive passenger feedback, making this implementation a true win-win for everyone involved.”

The three-year agreement demonstrates Sun Country’s commitment to providing its passengers with the newest automation designed to improve their airport experience. “By choosing the Aerodynamic Traveler Web Check-in and Gate Reader, Sun Country is providing its passengers with technology that has streamlined the boarding process from check-in to take-off,” said Steve Clampett, president, Airline Products and Services, for Sabre Airline Solutions.

The implementation also is a testament to Sabre Airline Solutions’ ability to provide key airport automation for the advantage of its airline clients. “Sun Country is positioning itself ahead of the curve by using technology that is both accommodating and cost-effective,” Clampett continued. “Those carriers that anticipate and prepare for changing industry dynamics, such as the trend towards passenger self-service check-in, will reap the competitive advantage that helps ensure their short- and long-term profitability.”

Initially, these systems will be in use at the Humphrey Terminal at the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport, the Sun Country primary airport hub.

About Sun Country Airlines

Sun Country Airlines, based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, offers flights to more than 30 destinations in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. With its fleet of new Boeing 737-800s, superlative maintenance/operations, and outstanding crews, Sun Country Airlines offers a premier scheduled airline service and also has strong partnerships with some of the most reputable charter tour operators nationwide. More information about Sun Country Airlines is available at .

About Sabre Airline Solutions

Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world’s largest provider of software products, reservation and departure control systems and consulting services to help airlines simplify operations and lower costs. Over 200 airlines worldwide use Sabre Airline Solution’s broad portfolio of software solutions for decision-support tools to increase revenues and improve operations. Over 100 airlines worldwide rely on Sabre Airline Solutions for passenger management solutions, with 15 new carriers added and nine carriers renewals for SabreSonic advanced reservations and departure control solution 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.

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 Sabre Holdings is available at .

Sabre Airline Solutions, the Sabre Airline Solutions logo, Aerodynamic Traveler Web Check-in, Sabre Aerodynamic Traveler Gate Reader and eMergo are trademarks and/or service marks of an affiliate of Sabre Holdings Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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