Unlocking the Potential of Regional Airports in the United States Through Technology

(IN SHORT) Despite approximately 90% of Americans having a regional airport nearby, the United States, Europe, and the UK are witnessing a decline in air traffic from regional airports. In contrast, the United States Travel Association anticipates a surge in domestic leisure travel in 2024. The key challenge faced by regional airports is adapting to… Read the full press release

Eurowings Partners with SITA for Real-Time Baggage Tracking to Enhance Passenger Experience

SITA Bag Journey will also help the airline to track bags in real time (IN SHORT) Eurowings has signed a five-year contract with SITA to implement SITA Bag Journey, a real-time tracking solution for passenger bags throughout their entire journey. This partnership aims to enhance the baggage experience for passengers, streamline baggage operations, and reduce… Read the full press release

SITA Appoints New Senior Vice Presidents to Lead Key Business Pillars

(IN SHORT) SITA, a prominent provider of technology solutions for the travel, transport, and mobility sectors, has announced the appointments of two senior vice presidents to its leadership team. Stefan Schaffner, formerly the CEO of Touchless Biometric Systems AG (TBS), has been appointed as Senior Vice President of SITA AT AIRPORTS. In his role, Schaffner… Read the full press release

Uzbekistan Airways Adopts SITA Mission Watch for Enhanced Flight Operations Efficiency and Cost Savings

The carrier will deploy next-generation flight tracking technology, SITA Mission Watch (IN SHORT) Uzbekistan Airways has partnered with SITA to implement SITA Mission Watch, a next-generation flight tracking solution that integrates aircraft positions with real-time weather information. By leveraging this technology, the airline aims to achieve greater operational agility and efficiency. The system’s advanced weather… Read the full press release

SITA Introduces Innovative Check-in Processes at Galápagos Island Airport

The introduction of SITA FlexBox at Seymour cruise terminal in the Galápagos Islands allows easy off-airport check-in (IN SHORT) SITA, a global technology provider for the air transport industry, is expanding its partnership with Corporación América Airports S. A. (CASA) by introducing innovative, frictionless check-in processes at Seymour Galápagos Ecological Airport (GPS) on Baltra Island… Read the full press release

Azul Partners with SITA to Boost Efficiency and Reduce Weather-Related Delays

SITA Mission Watch and SITA eWAS provide enhanced visibility to reduce aircraft downtime, while SITA OptiFlight® lowers fuel consumption and cuts carbon emissions São Paulo, Brazil, 2023-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Azul, Brazil’s largest airline in number of flights and destinations served, has entered into a trial agreement for SITA eWAS and SITA OptiClimb. This… Read the full press release

Newcastle Airport Partners with SITA to Lead Digital Transformation in Australian Regional Airports

Newcastle Airport deploys SITA’s cloud-based Flex solution to reduce IT costs, boost efficiency, and improve the passenger experience Newcastle, Australia, 2023-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA is helping Australia’s Newcastle Airport (NTL) to reduce IT costs and rapidly scale up its passenger processing capability, positioning NTL as a leading airport hub in Australia. Using… Read the full press release

SITA Enhances Flight Monitoring for Costa Cruises’ Fly & Cruise Packages

Costa Cruises gains comprehensive visibility on the status of Fly & Cruise journeys, benefiting both guests and crew members Genoa, Italy, 2023-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the leading IT provider to the travel industry, is helping Costa Cruises, the Italian cruise company, mitigate costly trip disruptions. With accurate real-time flight updates via a… Read the full press release

ERL Collaborates with SITA to Introduce Advanced Check-in and Bag Drop Services at KL City Air Terminal

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2023-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) signed a service agreement with aviation technology provider SITA to equip ERL with SITA Check-in Kiosks and SITA Self Bag Drop services at KL City Air Terminal in KL Sentral.  The new facilities are expected to be installed and operational by Q2 2024…. Read the full press release

Vistara Adopts SITA’s Innovative Solutions to Cut Carbon Emissions by 15,000 Tons Annually

SITA eWAS will help Vistara flights avoid weather disruptions, while SITA OptiClimb will reduce carbon emissions by 15,000 tons yearly Gurugram, India, 2023-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, has become the first Indian airline to deploy both SITA eWAS and SITA OptiClimb® solutions…. Read the full press release

Aruba Successfully Implements Digital Passport Technology, Eliminating Physical Passport Requirement for Travelers

Aruba is exploring rolling out Digital Travel Credentials across the island Montreal, Canada, 2023-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, and the Government of Aruba showcased the successful implementation of verifiable digital credential technology, eliminating the need for passengers to show their physical passport when arriving… Read the full press release

SITA Enables Off-Airport Baggage Service Alltheway to Offer Seamless Bag Tracking and Delivery

Alltheway will allow passengers and airlines to track bags on and off airport using SITA Bag Journey Paris, France, 2023-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA technology is powering a new and convenient baggage service from French start-up Alltheway, enabling passengers traveling from Paris to check in and drop off their bags from their home… Read the full press release

SITA Partners with Indicio to Accelerate Digital Identity Solutions for Seamless Travel

The technology enables a passenger to securely create a digital credential held on their mobile wallet Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA announced a co-innovation agreement with Indicio, the market leader in open-source verifiable data technology and trusted digital ecosystems, to accelerate the development and deployment of digital identities for travel. As… Read the full press release

SITA Partners with Airports Authority of India for Technological Transformation of 43 Airports

The deal marks the largest-ever adoption of cloud-based technologies for passenger and baggage processing amidst a booming Indian aviation market New Delhi, India, 2023-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the travel and transport industry, secured a landmark deal with Airports Authority of India to support one of the biggest growth… Read the full press release

Noida International Airport Partners with SITA for Advanced Airport Management System

The partnership will help Noida International Airport manage resources effectively, provide a live and transparent view of airport operations, and work collaboratively with its airport partners Noida, India, 2023-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Noida International Airport (NIA) has selected SITA’s Airport Management System to help automate and streamline the operations of the airport. SITA’s… Read the full press release

SITA Supports Smooth Travel at Global Sporting Events, including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Doha, Qatar, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Today’s (22 Feb, 2023) major world sporting events such as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar depend for their success on the ability of the host country to handle the sudden influx and exodus of tens of thousands of competitors, team support and equipment, officials, VIPs, media… Read the full press release

Biometric Technology Takes Over: Seamless Travel from Check-In to Boarding at Frankfurt Airport

The deployment of SITA Smart Path brings a comprehensive biometric passenger processing solution across all terminals and airlines at Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt, Germany, 2023-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Beginning this year, passengers traveling through Frankfurt Airport (Fraport) can breeze through the various steps in the journey – from check-in to boarding – simply by… Read the full press release

SITA and Zamna Technologies Join Forces to Revolutionize Airline and Airport Security with Cutting-Edge Blockchain Technology

SITA and Zamna finalized the partnership deal at an ACCO meeting in Jordan on 24th Jan, 2023. Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA is innovating with cutting-edge technology to strengthen its airline, airport, and border solutions in partnership with travel identity company Zamna Technologies. Zamna’s solution uses a decentralized blockchain based model to transform… Read the full press release

SITA selects TechTalent as technology partner to drive its expansion in Romania

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2022-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA and TechTalent Software have announced a strategic partnership to launch a Research and Development center in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The new center will support SITA’s focus on accelerating the development of new passenger processing and government solutions. As the recovery in air travel gathers pace, there is… Read the full press release

DSNA selects SITA’s data-driven Safety Cube solution to enhanced safety in French airspace

DSNA will deploy SITA’s data-driven Safety Cube solution for enhanced safety Paris, France, 2022-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — French air navigation service provider, DSNA, has selected SITA’s safety and compliance management solution, SITA Safety Cube, to advance operational safety and promote a strong safety culture. The system will be deployed in French airspace spanning five… Read the full press release

Geneva Airport increases capacity and taking airport experience to the next level with digital passenger processing technology from SITA

Passengers are experiencing a faster, more efficient journey from check-in to boarding Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers traveling from Geneva Airport can now breeze through self-service touchpoints at check-in, bag drop, and security thanks to digital passenger processing technology from SITA. The new touchpoints are helping to reduce wait times and… Read the full press release

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras strengthens its weather resiliency and safety with SITA’s cloud-based tracking and weather awareness solution

Brasília, Brazil, 2022-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Brazilian carrier, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (Azul), has implemented SITA eWAS Dispatch, a new-generation flight tracking and weather data solution, giving dispatchers a real-time view of the location of every aircraft and live and upcoming weather hazards. This visibility will bring improved operational efficiency, climate resiliency, and safety,… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines supports its net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 goal with SITA OptiClimb

Singapore, 2022-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA OptiClimb®, a digital inflight prescriptive analytics tool for fuel optimization, has been selected by Singapore Airlines to support the carrier’s goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. By deploying SITA OptiClimb®, the airline is able to optimize fuel utilization during the aircraft’s climb-out phase. The unique solution… Read the full press release

SITA teams up with Versa Networks to launch SITA Connect Go, a Secure SD-WAN solution for air transport industry

SITA Connect Go harnesses SITA’s industry experience, coupled with the leading SD-WAN technology and best-in-class network security from Versa. Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (4 Oct, 2022) announced a new partnership with Versa Networks, the recognized secure access service edge (SASE) leader, that will launch SITA Connect Go, a multi-tenant edge Secure… Read the full press release

Air Liban installs SITA’s Bag Manager cloud solution at Rafic Hariri International Airport

Agile cloud systems that increase operational efficiency and reliability have helped expand the airport’s capacity to handle nine million bags per year. Beirut, Lebanon, 2022-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA and Middle East Airlines–Air Liban (MEA) have renewed a technology contract and moved the airport’s baggage reconciliation system (BRS) at Rafic Hariri International Airport… Read the full press release

SITA re-elects Dr. Adib Charif as President of the SITA Council

Dr. Charif has held the role since 2021. The SITA Council represents members of the global air transport community. Brussels, Belgium, 2022-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, has announced the re-election of Dr. Adib Charif, Head of IT at Middle East Airlines-Air Liban, as President… Read the full press release

SITA: US airports under mounting pressure to adopt a US biometric exit solution to aid US Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — As international travel resumes, US airports are under mounting pressure to adopt a US biometric exit solution to aid US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in achieving its objective of screening 97%[1] of exiting passengers at all commercial airports within the next few years. As a result,… Read the full press release

SITA launches partnership program to enable growth of air transport industry through smart technology and solutions

SITA identifies four key areas for further investment in the coming year. Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, today (12 Sep, 2022) announced the launch of a partnership program aimed at joining hands with key partners as it embarks on a new path… Read the full press release

SITA’s Digital Travel Declaration to support Jamaica in clearing passengers for travel pre-departure

Digital Travel Declaration will allow travelers to submit all travel and health documentation required for entry into Jamaica through a single platform. Kingston, Jamaica, 2022-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Top Caribbean tourist destination Jamaica will adopt SITA’s Digital Travel Declaration solution allowing travelers to submit all immigration, customs, and health documentation required for entry… Read the full press release

SITA selected to boost air traffic safety and efficiency at eight airports in Poland

Eight airports in Poland will benefit from new air/ground communications technology. Warsaw, Poland, 2022-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) has selected global air transport IT provider, SITA, in a four-year contract to digitally transform air/ground communications and boost air traffic safety and efficiency. Eight of Poland’s international airports will be… Read the full press release