Oman Air, the national carrier for the Sultanate of Oman and SITA, the leading specialist in air transport IT and Communications (IT&C), announced that it has signed a five-year, $4.6 million contract to implement and maintain a hybrid network solution for Oman Air as it migrates from legacy connections for all its business operations.
The project is expected to enhance productivity and deliver cost savings for the airline across its expanding route network, which will reach 40 destinations by the end of this year.
Peter Hill, Oman Air CEO, said: “There are several advantages to choosing SITA as our single network provider. We will have improved network performance thanks to a bandwidth upgrade, which also enables us to use additional applications. The cost savings will also be significant.”
Hani El Assaad, SITA Regional Vice-President, Middle East, and Turkey said: “This project is a perfect illustration of how smartly deployed IT services can enable both savings and improved productivity for an airline in a time of economic difficulty. Oman Air will be well-placed to take advantage of the economic upturn when it happens.”
SITA’s portfolio includes managed global communications, infrastructure and outsourcing services, as well as services for airline commercial management and passenger operations, flight operations, aircraft operations and air-to-ground communications, airport management and operations, baggage operations, transportation security and border management, cargo operations and more. With a customer service team of over 1,600 staff around the world, SITA invests significantly in achieving best-in-class customer service, providing integrated local and global support for both its communications and IT application services.
SITA has two main subsidiaries: OnAir, which is the leading provider of in-flight connectivity, and CHAMP Cargosystems, the world's only IT company dedicated solely to air cargo. SITA also operates two joint ventures providing services to the air transport community: Aviareto for aircraft asset management and CertiPath for secure electronic identity management.
SITA is one of the world's most international companies. Its global reach is based on local presence, with services for around 550 air transport industry members and 3,200 customers in over 200 countries and territories. In 2009, the company celebrates 60 years in business. Set up in 1949 with 11 member airlines, SITA today employs people of more than 140 nationalities, speaking over 70 different languages. SITA had consolidated revenues of over US$1.47 billion (€1.13 billion) in 2008.
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