China Eastern Select Sabre Airline Solutions

Sabre Airline Solutions today announced China Eastern Airlines has
selected AirFlite Schedule Manager to manage its flight schedules and
improve its profitability across all regional, short haul and long haul
Becoming the third Asian airline this year (after Singapore Airlines and
Qantas Airways) to implement the new multi-user scheduling solution, China
Eastern is also one of 13 airlines across Asia—including the four major
China/Hong Kong-based carriers—to select the industry`s leading
scheduling application. The deal therefore confirms Sabre Airline
Solutions leadership across Asia/Pacific for flight scheduling solutions
in the world`s fastest growing passenger market.

The new solution—based on an Oracle/Java platform—is a powerful
flight scheduling system with comprehensive tools to help accomplish
specific scheduling tasks during all stages of the schedule development
process. AirFlite Schedule Manager also allows senior management to
evaluate strategic scenarios such as fleet planning, code share partners
and new destinations. The system provides schedulers with the ability to
view the schedules in any number of ways.

AirFlite Schedule Manager enables the quick allocation of appropriate
capacity according to customer demand or during short-term disruptions—
an essential requirement in today`s ever changing aviation environment.

“In our drive to be a major player in the Asian region, this solution will
go a long way to boosting our efficiency, tighten our accuracy and provide
more decision support in an increasingly competitive market,” said Mr. Hu,
Zhen Ming China Eastern Airline Standing Deputy Director, Marketing and
Sales. “Overall, we expect to see our top line revenues increase by
between one and three percent. In today`s challenging environment, we must
focus on proven solutions that deliver the desired result.”

Sabre Airline Solutions has invested millions in the redevelopment of its
AirFlite suite to Java architecture, enabling better usability,
integration and decision support. The contract with China Eastern Airlines
is another sign of the continuing interest in this `state of art`
application suite.


Cameron Curtis, Sabre Airline Solutions vice president for Asia Pacific
commented that, “the selection of Sabre AirFlite Schedule Manager allows
decisions to be made from an entire network perspective, not just from
individual routes. China Eastern will benefit from AirFlite ability to
maximize fleet management and profitability across all regional, short
haul and long haul routes for the airline.

“No other vendor can deliver such a comprehensive solution in the Asia
Pacific region.”

Curtis went on to say: “For us, this contract further demonstrates Sabre
Airline Solution`s commitment to China Eastern Airlines as well as to the
airline industry in China.”
Sabre Airline Solutions is the Asia Pacific market leader in aviation
technology and has experienced rapid growth in the region. More than 65
contracts have been signed with Asia Pacific based carriers in 2003 across
a broad product portfolio, which includes reservations and departure
control systems, flight planning and scheduling, flight operations, crew
management, cargo operations and revenue management. Currently, Sabre
Airline Solutions counts more then 30 Asia Pacific airlines as customers
including Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern,
Qantas and Singapore Airlines.
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. More than 90 airlines worldwide rely on
Sabre Airline Solutions for their reservation and departure control
systems, with 16 new carriers and eight renewals signing in 2002. In
addition, more than 100 clients worldwide have turned to Sabre Airline
Solutions consulting group for strategic, commercial and operational
consulting. More than 300 contracts were signed in 2002 within Sabre
Airline Solutions.

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