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Saudi Arabian Airlines to Deploy New Global IT Solution Using Worldspan

( Distribution and E-Ticket Technologies

Technology advancements will enable carrier to process e-tickets globally, and support interline e-ticketing agreements through the Worldspan Interchange(SM)
– Saudi Arabian Airlines, the national airline of Saudi Arabia, has entered into a multi-year technology services agreement with global travel technology provider Worldspan, L.P. Through the agreement, Worldspan is assisting Saudi Arabian Airlines in transforming its ticketing process and positioning the carrier for growth in the challenging airline environment. Worldspan's technology solution for Saudi Arabian Airlines includes a global e-ticketing platform and advanced distribution capabilities.

Saudi Arabian Airlines is adopting Worldspan's comprehensive suite of E- Ticket Technologies, which will give the airline its first total e-ticketing solution to process e-tickets worldwide, participate in interline electronic ticketing (IET) agreements with other airlines, support IET processes with ground handlers, and improve customer service. The Worldspan ETDBase, an e- ticket database hosting service, will enable Saudi Arabian Airlines to store and process e-tickets globally from any GDS, travel retailer and e-ticket- enabled airline, as well as its own internal system. The Worldspan Interchange will provide the airline access to the industry's leading interline e- ticketing platform, which currently processes interline e-tickets for nearly 170 airlines and ground handlers worldwide.

“Worldspan's expertise and cost-saving technologies will help transition Saudi Arabian Airlines into a more advanced and efficiently operated airline," said Yousef Attiah, vice president - Customer Service, Saudi Arabian Airlines. “Their innovative e-ticketing solutions will enable us to expedite compliance with IATA's electronic ticketing mandate, easily implement IET agreements with partner airlines, and realize significant opportunities for increased revenues."

“We are pleased to become an IT solutions provider for Saudi Arabian Airlines," said Kevin Ficco, Worldspan vice president - Airline Distribution and Business Development. “By adopting our proven e-ticket and distribution technologies, the airline will greatly enhance its revenue accounting, departure control and other mission-critical operations."

Worldspan's solutions will complement Saudi Arabian Airlines' existing platform. To support its new IT infrastructure and maximize distribution capabilities, the airline is upgrading its participation to Worldspan Airline Source(R). Airline Source will present the airline's flights, availability and fares to Worldspan-connected travel buyers in a real-time, interactive booking environment.

Based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian Airlines operates domestic and international scheduled flights to more than 90 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

About Worldspan, L.P.
Worldspan is a leader in travel technology services for travel suppliers, travel agencies, e-commerce sites and corporations worldwide. Utilizing some of the fastest, most flexible and efficient networks and computing technologies, Worldspan provides comprehensive electronic data services linking thousands of travel suppliers around the world to a global customer base. Worldspan offers industry-leading Fares and Pricing technology such as Worldspan e-Pricing(R), hosting solutions and customized travel products. Worldspan enables travel suppliers, distributors and corporations to reduce costs and increase productivity with technology like Worldspan Go!(R) and Worldspan Trip Manager(R) XE. Worldspan is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information is available at
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CONTACT: Erin Hadaway of Worldspan, L.P., +1-770-563-6545, e-mail:

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