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Tue, 1 May 2018

SITA to Upgrade Saudi Arabian Airlines’ IT Infrastructure

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has selected SITA to support its strategic expansion plans by introducing a modern IT infrastructure across 200 of the airline’s offices located in 100 cities and airports in 60 countries.

The solution will support the airline’s global IT infrastructure which connects all Saudia outstations with its headquarters and various data centers worldwide.

SITA will introduce its unique ATI Cloud solution, which will allow Saudia to manage and distribute its business applications, information and business services on-demand, anywhere in the world.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 787-9. Click to enlarge.

 The agreement also includes infrastructure, IT support and round-the-clock service through a dedicated service center.

“As the national carrier moves forward with expansion plans across the entire organization and operations, it is crucial that we continue investing in leading-edge, modern technology. Saudia has a critical role to play in the nation’s Vision 2030, and continues to grow both in the Kingdom and beyond,” said Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, His Excellency Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser. “SITA has had a long working relationship with Saudia, and we believe this investment in new IT infrastructure will be vital in supporting our growing operations globally. SITA showcased very quick turn-around time and a future-proof solution that is adaptable to any site.”

Hani El-Assaad, SITA President Middle East, India and Africa, said, “With the rapid progress of hosted applications and cloud-based environments, it is the right time for Saudia to adopt cloud solutions across its network. From a commercial perspective, quick responses to IT services requests are essential for running a successful operation and ensuring happy passengers. We are delighted to continue working with the airline as it embarks on its new phase of growth.”

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