Valuair Cuts over to Sabre Airline Solution’s SabreSonic Reservation Suite; Move to New Generation Passenger Solution Enhances Valuair’s Accessibility with Travel Trade

SINGAPORE & SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 22, 2004–In a move to improve Valuair’s seat inventory accessibility to travel agents, the airline today announced its successful cutover to SabreSonic’s reservation suite.

At a simple inauguration ceremony, Valuair’s Chairman, Lim Chin Beng emphasized the need to continue to develop and enhance Valuair’s relationship with the travel trade. “Our cutover to SabreSonic is a significant development as this will help the travel trade to not only have greater accessibility to our fares but also enhance our capabilities for e-ticketing, Internet booking and expanded GDS connectivity.”

Valuair, which recently announced the commencement of daily flights to Perth, is also planning to launch a second daily service to Hong Kong on December 1st.

“The modular architecture and flexible pricing of SabreSonic allows Valuair to use a variety of distribution channels to offer the most advanced travel experience at an affordable price point that works well with its business model,” said Gianni Marostica, president of the SabreSonic business for Sabre Airline Solutions.

With Valuair’s new reservation system, one of the biggest beneficiaries are set to be travel agents who will now find it easier to package Valuair’s airfare with accommodation and tours. In the future, Valuair will also be able to extend its service offering to offer code-sharing and interlining capabilities. Passengers also will benefit from the enhanced customer care features this suite provides.

About Valuair

Valuair is Singapore’s first mid-frills airline operating out of Singapore Changi Airport. Founded by Mr. Lim Chin Beng, Valuair commenced operations in May 2004 and currently flies twice daily to Bangkok, Jakarta and once a day to Hong Kong on A320’s. Come 1 December 2004, Valuair will have a daily flight service to its fourth destination – Perth and offer a second daily flight to Hong Kong. Valuair offers passengers all the comforts not usually associated with a budget airline such as a 32-34 inch seat pitch (legroom) with leather seats, assigned seating, 20kg baggage allowance, transparent fare structure, light meals and on-board service which is refreshingly different. For more information on fares, flight schedules and bookings, please log on to

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 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 and SabreSonic) 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.

    CONTACT: Sabre Airline Solutions, Southlake
             Kathryn Hayden, 682-605-2252
             BANG Public Relations
             Mei Torng Lim, +65 6238 2364; +65 9873 6273 (Mobile)
             Nilesh Pritam, +65 6229 8344

    SOURCE: Sabre Airline Solutions