SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights: Airlines and airports in China leading the way in automating the passenger journey

New operational efficiencies, low-touch and seamless passenger experiences, and IT to support sustainability identified as priorities. Beijing, China, 2022-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines and airports in China are leading the way globally in automating the passenger journey, with 100% of airlines saying they are investing in upgrading their passenger management systems. In particular,… Read the full press release

SITA and Palermo Falcone Borsellino International Airport to trial new technology to measure and manage airport emissions

The technology enables airports to measure and manage Scope 3 emissions. Palermo, Italy, 2021-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the world’s leading IT provider for the air transport industry, and Palermo Falcone Borsellino International Airport have announced a new partnership to trial, over an initial four-month period, a unique solution that aims to cut… Read the full press release

Spanish airline World2Fly offers high-speed inflight connectivity powered by SITA’s Internet ONAIR using Inmarsat’s GX Aviation

Spain’s new long-haul airline is providing world-class connectivity onboard its Airbus A350 aircraft, powered by SITA’s Internet ONAIR using Inmarsat’s award-winning GX Aviation. Madrid, Spain, 2021-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution is now available to passengers traveling with… Read the full press release

SITA to make its Digital Travel Declaration solution available to governments free of charge globally

SITA will be making part of this solution available free of charge to government agencies to address the mounting challenge around health documentation London, UK, 2021-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (1 Nov, 2021), SITA announced that to support the recovery of the travel industry, it will make its Digital Travel Declaration solution –… Read the full press release

Federal Aviation Administration partners with SITA to manage air traffic across the United States’ vast oceanic airspace

Air traffic control to send text instructions to pilots in real-time to deliver a safer airspace Washington DC, USA, 2021-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — In August 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the award of the Oceanic Data Link (ODL) contract to SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, to… Read the full press release

Low-cost airline Flyr selects SITA solutions to boost operational efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions and streamline border processes

The new low-cost airline has selected solutions from SITA’s aircraft and airport portfolios to boost operational efficiencies and optimize air-to-ground communications. Oslo, Norway, 2021-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — As Flyr AS, a new low-cost airline based in Norway, takes to the skies, it has turned to SITA to deliver a wide range of solutions… Read the full press release

SITA eWAS Pilot with OptiFlight deployed in Bombardier’s newly launched Challenger 3500 business jet

Eco app, a combination of SITA’s eWAS Pilot and OptiFlight, reduces fuel burn through intelligent flight planning Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (15 Sep, 2021) announced that the newly launched Bombardier Challenger 3500 business jet will offer its eWAS Pilot with OptiFlight, together dubbed the “eco app” by the Canadian aerospace… Read the full press release

SITA’s enhanced check-in and bag drop self-service solutions deployed with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport

SITA and Ethiopian Airlines partner to enhance the passenger experience with SITA Smart Path self-service and smarter check-in, pushing Africa to a safer future of travel Addis Ababa, 2021-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has announced a new technology deployment offering passengers enhanced check-in and bag drop self-services with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International… Read the full press release

SITA acquires digital solutions specialist for aviation safety and efficiency

SITA takes the lead in deploying predictive data analytics for co-innovating with customer airlines and airports to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel savings. Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, today (13 Jul, 2021) announced the acquisition of Safety Line S.A.S., the Paris based… Read the full press release

SITA’s new-generation of passenger processing infrastructure installed at Václav Havel Airport Prague

SITA’s new-generation passenger processing infrastructure improves the passenger experience and boosts agility and efficiency amid COVID-19 recovery Prague, Czech Republic, 2021-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (6 Jul, 2021) announced that it has implemented its new-generation of passenger processing infrastructure at Václav Havel Airport Prague, paving the way to a completely touchless, mobile… Read the full press release

SITA’s ONAIR provides highly personalized internet connectivity to Corsair loyalty program members

Travelers will be offered personalized plans based on loyalty program tier and class of travel. Paris, France, 2021-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — French long-haul airline Corsair is offering members of its loyalty program, Le Club Corsair, flying aboard the airline’s new Airbus A330neo fleet, a highly personalized internet connectivity package based on their tier… Read the full press release

SITA Smart Path PoC shortens lines, and boosts operational efficiency at Istanbul Airport

SITA Smart Path PoC at Istanbul Airport (iGA) shortens lines, enables a low touch passenger experience, and boosts operational efficiency. Istanbul, Turkey, 2021-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (19 Apr, 2021) announced the results of its biometric-enabled Proof of Concept (PoC) designed to support a… Read the full press release

SITA launches AI-enabled solution that quickly return lost items on aircraft or in airports to their owners

New solution cuts cost by 90% and significantly reduces repatriation time Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has launched WorldTracer Lost and Found Property, an artificial intelligence-enabled solution that solves a million-dollar headache for the air transport industry: how to quickly return items left behind on aircraft or in airports to their owners. Every… Read the full press release

Hapag-Lloyd employs SITA Omnichannel Services to improve collaboration and communication with customers

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Global ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd has placed SITA’s Contact Center platform at the heart of its ambitious plan to be ranked number one for customer service in the freight and shipping sector within the next five years. Hapag-Lloyd also wants to increase the collaboration between employees during and… Read the full press release

SITA supports Cyprus with the implementation of EU-mandated air traffic control (ATC) standard

Cyprus is the first country in southeastern Europe to implement mandatory Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC), an alternative to traditional ATC voice communications. Nicosia, Cyprus, 2021-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is helping Cyprus comply with an EU-mandated air traffic control (ATC) standard that… Read the full press release

SITA expands its Agile DevOps teams by hiring 55 people to develop its SITA AT AIRPORTS portfolio

Letterkenny identified as a key location for software development Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, is significantly expanding its Agile DevOps teams by over 55 people in Letterkenny, Ireland to develop the next generation of its highly successful SITA AT AIRPORTS portfolio. These… Read the full press release

SITA helps Bahrain International Airport enhance operational efficiency to meet new standards required during COVID-19

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain International Airport’s new Passenger Terminal includes SITA Smart Path biometrics, SITA Flex, and a sophisticated airport management system. Backed by SITA’s state-of-the-art technology, Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) newly opened Passenger Terminal is better prepared to respond to the changing demands of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read the full press release

AeroLogic implements SITA eWAS Pilot weather monitoring solution

Pilots receive real-time weather and flight optimization information with SITA’s eWAS Pilot to fly safer, more cost and time-efficient routes Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — AeroLogic has become the first European cargo airline to implement the SITA eWAS Pilot weather monitoring solution, minimizing the associated cost of weather-related flight disruption. Weather phenomena are a… Read the full press release

SITA launches new industry solution to help airlines, airports and passengers securely share health information during travel

The proven solution seamlessly integrates with multiple travel pass schemes (such as AOK, CommonPass, IATA, SimplyGo). Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA today (4 Feb, 2021) announces the launch of Health Protect – an industry solution, to help airlines, airports, governments, and passengers safely and securely share information on health tests or vaccinations… Read the full press release

SITA boosts Etihad Airways’ efficiency through its next-generation biometric technology

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The impact of COVID-19 has tipped the air transport industry into turmoil with planes grounded for much of 2020 and significant economic and operational challenges to solve. The industry has moved quickly to find new solutions to meet the new health measures required by the pandemic. From… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group launches contactless way to report and track delayed baggage through SITA’s WorldTracer® Self Service

Two-thirds of passengers opt to use SITA’s service rather than visit a baggage counter. Frankfurt, Germany, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group has launched a completely contactless way for passengers to report delayed baggage from their mobile device, avoiding long queues at busy baggage service counters or offices. SITA’s initial trials of WorldTracer® Self Service showed… Read the full press release

SITA partners with start-up Safety Line to make airline operations more efficient and environmentally friendly

Saving aircraft fuel during the climb and cruise phases of a flight is a major opportunity to reduce aviation CO2 emissions Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is partnering with start-up Safety Line to help pilots and airlines limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and… Read the full press release

SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks deliver contactless passenger check-in at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

SITA’s technology enables passengers to use their smart phones to operate check-in kiosks Mumbai, India, 2020-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has introduced nearly 50 of SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks, becoming one of the first airports in India to deliver a completely contactless way for passengers to check-in for their… Read the full press release

SITA Smart Path biometric technology deployed at Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA)

Biometrics and contactless technologies mean passengers can now glide through the airport in an entirely touchless experience. Beijing, China, 2020-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (20 August 2020) announces its most extensive biometric deployment to date and a new completely contactless experience for passengers traveling… Read the full press release

SITA and NEC Corporation partner to develop secure walk-through travel experience at airports

Tokyo and Geneva, 2020-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and SITA today (21 July 2020) announced a global partnership to develop market-leading solutions that enable a secure walk-through travel experience at airports, leveraging NEC’s I:Delight identity management platform together with SITA Smart Path and SITA Flex. The partnership comes as airports and airlines increasingly look… Read the full press release

SITA’s ‘Runway for Future Operations’ report outlines its vision for the immediate future of air travel

SITA’s Runway for Future Operations paper maps out the critical steps needed for the air transport industry to recover Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (21 July 2020) released a new paper outlining the company’s vision for the immediate future of air travel…. Read the full press release

SITA secures ISO14001:2015 re-certification for six offices globally

This latest sustainability achievement supports SITA’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2022 Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, has taken another step towards its ambition to be carbon neutral by 2022 by securing ISO14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems – EMS) re-certification for six SITA… Read the full press release

Condor deploys SITA’s eWAS to enhance its fuel optimization

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — German leisure airline Condor is making significant enhancements to fuel optimization through the deployment of eWAS to more than 700 pilots and dispatchers. The signing with SITA’s aircraft domain of expertise – which includes the provision of eWAS Pilot and eWAS Dispatch applications – brings several major benefits for the popular… Read the full press release

SITA: Technology is key to help airports and airlines safely resume operations

Flexible border solutions and low-touch experiences to aid compliance and confidence in travel Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, today (11 June 2020) sheds new light on how technology is helping airports and airlines safely resume operations and help implement new hygiene measures to… Read the full press release

SITA becomes a Premium Donor of the Sovrin Foundation

SITA becomes a more active member and supporter of the Sovrin Foundation Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA has stepped up its commitment to developing a permanent digital identity for air travel by becoming a Premium Donor of the Sovrin Foundation, the international non-profit organization focused on the advancement of self-sovereign digital… Read the full press release