Saudi Arabian Airlines expands network infrastructure
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national airline of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has selected SITA to support its strategic expansion plans by introducing modern, world-class 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. The agreement also includes infrastructure, IT support and round-the-clock service through a dedicated service center.
Saudia’s incremental growth and global expansion has seen the airline open new offices in key cities and in turn, has developed new IT requirements to support the demand for the carrier’s continued growth in passenger numbers in the Kingdom and beyond.
Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, His Excellency Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser said, “Saudia has a critical role to play in the nation’s Vision 2030, and continues to grow both in the Kingdom and beyond.”
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.”