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Thu, 26 July 2018

Scoot Renews Communication Network Services Agreement with SITA

Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ low cost carrier, has renewed its long-term communication network services agreement with SITA as the airline continues to expand to new locations worldwide.

 SITA AirportHub is simplifying the way Scoot connects its central IT systems to the airports in its rapidly-growing route network.

Jason Chin, Vice President, IT, Scoot, said, “Scoot currently has an extensive network of 66 destinations across 18 countries and territories, and plans for aggressive growth are in place. It is vital that our IT infrastructure is connected among our partners and efficient enough to support our expansion. SITA is a reliable partner in efficiently getting airports connected. With SITA’s global footprint, speed and flexibility, we can focus on expansion and adding new routes to our network.”

Sccot Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand in 2015. Picture by Steven Howard. Click to enlarge.

AirportHub removes the complexity of dealing with local telecom providers and adds flexibility and agility to route management. The system is currently operational at more than 440 airports and provides 7,000 customer connections around the world.

SITA’s network services will connect Scoot destinations worldwide to its reservation system, Departure Control Services and disaster recovery site.

Sumesh Patel, SITA President, Asia Pacific, said, “These are exciting times at Scoot as it rapidly grows its business. Expansion can bring challenges but SITA is delivering sophisticated communication network services to alleviate some of those. Our continued partnership with Scoot ensures that the airline remains agile. We are supporting the Scoot team as it brings its great passenger experience to airports around the world.”

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