Egypt Air, SITA pact on communications network
EGYPT Air has signed a five-year contract with air transport communications specialist, SITA, for the implementation, management and modernization of the airline’s entire communications network.
According to the airline, the technology will provide mission-critical connectivity to Egypt Air’s headquarters and across more than 190 sites around the globe.
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sherif Fathi, said, “We are constantly searching for ways to enhance our operational efficiency and with SITA’s range of IP services, we have a communications solution that covers all of our domestic and international sites and connects them to our headquarters. SITA is unique in offering a complete solution that responds to all of our requirements.”
He added that Egypt Air would benefit from a state-of-the art private network with a centralized and secured breakout to the internet and to the airlines’ hosts.
In addition, SITA’s Service-Net will allow secure access to more than 20 third-party services from the airline’s existing IP VPN connections.
As part of the five-year agreement, the airline will also deploy SITA messaging services in order to exchange mission-critical information with its partners across the air transport community.
“Our solutions will enable Egypt Air to operate more effectively and efficiently. The technology will cover most of the airline’s domestic and international sites; sales offices, back-offices, and check-in counters,” said Hani El-Assaad, SITA President, Middle East, India and Africa.
“SITA has experienced tremendous growth in Egypt in recent years, and we have helped to facilitate the strategic growth of many firms with innovative and creative solutions. This is a great time for SITA to work together with Egypt Air to support its business operations and improve its IT and communications to support its ambitious growth plans.”
The airline has a strong network of routes throughout the Middle East, Africa and Europe and also flies to several Asian destinations and New York.
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