Sabre Airline Solutions Moves Into Canada

2nd Feb 2004

Sabre Airline Solutions, the industry leader in airline operations
technology, and WestJet , Canada`s national low-fare carrier, announced
today a five-year agreement to implement for WestJet the Sabre Resource
Management suite—software solutions that include the Sabre StaffPlan,
Roster Maker, StaffAdmin and StaffManager offerings. This implementation
marks the debut of Sabre Airline Solution`s Resource Management suite into
the low-fare carrier market.

Under the agreement, the Resource Management technology will help WestJet
manage staffing solutions in all airport locations, including Calgary,
Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“Our primary goal in choosing a technology partner is to join forces with
an industry provider that is knowledgeable, flexible and adaptable and
will align its solutions with our business goals,” said Dale Tinevez,
WestJet Director, Airports. “From the very beginning, Sabre Airline
Solutions has been concerned not only with our current needs, but how
these resource management technologies will fit with our future expansion.”

Nowhere is constant motion more visible than at an airport. Sabre Airline
Solutions` Resource Management suite can improve airport day-to-day
operations with better gate management, more efficient staffing levels and
ground support equipment optimization.
Holding a cornerstone in airline technology solutions, Sabre Airline
Solutions has been able to adapt these resource management solutions for
large enterprise companies, like the US Transportation Security
Administration (TSA), medium-sized organizations like Vinci
Airports/Worldwide Flight Services and now smaller, low-fare carriers like
Sabre Airline Solutions serves over 17 low-cost carriers worldwide, more
than any other airline solution provider, including Southwest Airlines.
Sabre Airline Solutions` integrated product solutions support a full
spectrum of operations, including reservations and departure control
systems, airports, cargo, crew management, dining and cabin solutions,
finance, flight operations, loyalty, maintenance and engineering, planning
and scheduling, pricing and revenue management, and sales and marketing.
These technologies are designed not only to assist low-cost carriers with
current cost-savings goals, but also to provide the flexibility and
support for aggressive growth strategies. WestJet is already a customer of
Sabre Airline Solutions` FlightTrac system.

“At Sabre Airline Solutions, our primary concern is how quickly we can
make an impact on the bottom line for our customers,” explains Stephen M.
Clampett, president of Airline Products and Services at Sabre Airline
Solutions. “In fact, we implemented the Resource Management solutions for
the TSA less than one year ago and already this organization has achieved
17 percent in cost savings. We are looking forward to making a similar
impact for WestJet in 2004.”


WestJet serves the 24 Canadian cities of Victoria, Comox, Vancouver,
Abbotsford/Fraser Valley, Prince George, Kelowna, Grande Prairie, Calgary,
Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay,
Windsor, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton, Halifax,
Gander and St. John`s. WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock
Exchange under the symbol WJA.

Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, is the world`s largest
provider of software products, reservations 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 carrier renewals for the SabreSonic advanced reservations
and departure control systems 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 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, StaffPlan,
StaffAdmin, StaffManager 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.




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