EDS to Provide Electronic Fares Services to Continental Airlines



    PLANO, Texas, Feb. 4 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced it has reached an
agreement with Continental Airlines to provide the airline with EDS Electronic
Fares Services, one solution of a broad suite of leveraged passenger airline
industry applications available from EDS. This agreement is an addition to the
information technology (IT) outsourcing agreement EDS and Continental
announced on October 23, 2007. The add-on agreement was signed in the fourth
quarter of 2007 and financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
    EDS Electronic Fares Services is a fare quote solution built on flexible,
scalable technology that provides airlines, airline reservations systems,
global distribution systems and travel portals an enhanced competitive edge by
reducing costs and optimizing revenue through the ability to quickly access
accurate and reliable air fares.
    Continental is achieving this competitive advantage in the marketplace by
being one of the first major carriers to migrate onto EDS Electronic Fares
Services.
    "Through this agreement, Continental will achieve quantifiable
operational improvements and enhance the delivery of services to our
customers," said Ferdy Khater, staff vice president, Systems Development,
Continental Airlines. "This agreement is aligned to our IT roadmap and
consistent with the intent of our IT outsourcing strategy to work jointly with
EDS to modernize, improve and expand the applications functionality available
to Continental."
    "For EDS, this agreement is a first step in working with Continental on a
joint applications modernization strategy," said Eric Harte, vice president
and leader of EDS' Global Air Services industry group. "Continental will
leverage our extensive passenger airline industry applications and legacy
transformation capabilities to enhance services to their clients, and we look
forward to our continued joint effort to develop and deliver business
solutions for Continental customers."
    As the leading global airline IT services provider, EDS brings
world-class technology solutions and infrastructure to help airlines and
transportation customers sustain competitive advantage in a tightly
constrained market.
    
    About Continental Airlines
    
    Continental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline.  Continental,
together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than
2,900 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 144
domestic and 139 international destinations. More than 550 additional points
are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines.  With more than 45,000 employees,
Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and
together with Continental Express, carries approximately 69 million passengers
per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both
its operation and its corporate culture.
    For the fourth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the
No. 1 World's Most Admired Airline on its 2007 list of World's Most Admired
Companies. Continental was also named the No. 1 airline on the publication's
2007 America's Most Admired airline industry list.  Additionally, Continental
again won major awards at the OAG Airline of the Year Awards including "Best
Airline Based in North America" for the fourth year in a row, and "Best
Executive/Business Class" for the fifth consecutive year. For more company
information, visit continental.com.
    
    About EDS
    
    EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.

    
    CONTACT:
    Blake Hull - EDS
    972 605 5063
    blake.hull@eds.com
    




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For further information: Blake Hull of EDS, +1-972-605-5063,
blake.hull@eds.com; Web Site: http://www.eds.com

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