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Tue, 22 December 2015

SITA to Upgrade EgyptAirs Entire Communications Network

EgyptAir has signed a five-year contract with air transport communications specialist, SITA, for the implementation, management and modernization of the airlines entire communications network.

The technology will provide mission-critical connectivity to EgyptAirs headquarters and across more than 190 sites around the globe.

EgyptAir Holding Companys Chairman and CEO, Sherif Fathi, said, We are constantly searching for ways to enhance our operational efficiency and with SITAs 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.

EgyptAir will benefit from a state-of-the art private network with a centralized and secured breakout to the internet and to EgyptAir hosts.

In addition, SITAs ServiceNet will allow secure access to more than 20 third-party services from EgyptAirs existing IP VPN connections.

As part of the five-year agreement, EgyptAir 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 EgyptAir to operate more effectively and efficiently. The technology will cover most of the airlines 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 EgyptAir to support its business operations and improve its IT and communications to support its ambitious growth plans.

EgyptAir has a strong network of routes throughout the Middle East, Africa and Europe and also flies to several Asian destinations and New York.

In 2014, the airline carried close to nine million passengers.

See also: Future of Air Travel - HD Video Interview with SITA President for Asia Pacific.

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