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Jetstar Japan extends reach through Sabre

                  Jetstar Japan extends reach through Sabre

Jetstar fares now available for Sabre-connected travel agents to book

PR Newswire

SYDNEY, Feb. 19, 2013

SYDNEY, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre connected travel agents worldwide
will now be able to make bookings for Jetstar Japan (GK) – Japan's low cost
carrier. The carrier recently signed a global distribution system (GDS)
agreement with Sabre Travel Network to provide worldwide access to its fares
and schedules.

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"Adding the ability to distribute through well-established global distribution
systems such as Sabre is an important step towards expanding our market reach.
We are committed to making our low fares accessible to as many travelers as
possible and contributing to the growth of the travel industry in Japan," said
Miyuki Suzuki, chief executive officer, Jetstar Japan.

With this agreement, Jetstar Japan will be able to reach out to new markets
including the high-yield corporate channel. Sabre's StandardConnect is
integrated into the normal Sabre display, enabling agents to immediately book
the carrier's content without training on new formats or workflows.

"In the past low cost carriers traditionally have not distributed through GDSs
but this trend has been changing, with many of these carriers realizing the
extended reach that GDSs such as Sabre can provide to them," said Hans Belle,
vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Sabre Travel Network.

About Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Travel Network® provides technology to the travel industry. It operates
the world's largest travel marketplace, connecting travel buyers and sellers
through the Sabre global distribution system (GDS). Its innovative technology
connects 350,000 travel agents to more than 400 airlines, 100,000 hotels, 25
car rental brands, 50 rail providers, 13 cruise lines and other global travel
suppliers. More than $100 billion of travel is purchased through this channel
annually.

Sabre Travel Network is part of Sabre Holdings®, a global travel technology
company serving the world's largest industry- travel and tourism. For more
information please visit: www.sabretravelnetwork.com.

About Jetstar Group

The Jetstar Group (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) is Asia Pacific's fastest
growing and largest low fares network by revenue. It is made up of Jetstar
Airways in Australia and New Zealand together with Jetstar branded airlines,
Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam, Jetstar Japan and from
2013 (subject to regulatory approval) Jetstar Hong Kong. Jetstar branded
carriers operate up to 3,000 flights a week to around 57 destinations. The
Jetstar Group carried more than 20 million people in FY12.

About Jetstar Japan

Jetstar Japan is a low fares airline which started flying in July 2012 to
Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka and Okinawa. Short-haul international flights
are expected to start during 2013 subject to regulatory approval. The airline
has a fleet of seven new Airbus A320s configured for 180 passengers, growing
to 24 aircraft within the first few years. Jetstar Japan is a joint venture
between the Qantas Group, Japan Airlines, Mitsubishi Corporation and Century
Tokyo Leasing Corporation.

Media Contacts
Nancy St. Pierre
Sabre
+1 682-605-3864
Nancy.st.pierre@sabre.com

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