Qatar Airways Partners with SITA for Network Infrastructure Transformation

By Stefania Viscusi  |  December 06, 2023

In a move to enhance its global network infrastructure, Qatar Airways has announced its collaboration with SITA, a provider of IT solutions in the air transport industry. The partnership aims to revolutionize the airline's connectivity, operational efficiency, and security through cutting-edge Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions.

SITA delivers innovative technology solutions for airlines, airports, aircraft, and governments, facilitating seamless, safe, and sustainable air travel experiences. The integration of SITA's network solution now provides Qatar Airways with several key advantages, including optimized costs, accelerated connectivity, and streamlined operations.

“Qatar Airways is always looking for innovative technology solutions that will enable the group to optimize day-to-day network operations with increased speed, reliability, security, and flexibility—thereby enabling best-in-class connectivity across key operations. We are committed to continually improving operations and the passenger experience and to procuring systems that will serve as a solid foundation for future innovation,” said A.T. Srinivasan, Qatar Airways Group CIO.

Also, with SITA's Secure SD-WAN, known as SITA Connect Go, Qatar Airways gains an agile, scalable, and secure solution that ensures access to airline systems and applications while connecting infrastructure outstations and airports to Qatar Airways' hybrid cloud infrastructure and partner systems.

Developed in collaboration with Versa Networks, well-known for its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) technology, SITA Connect Go empowers multiple airlines, ground handlers, and tenants to undergo their digital transformation at their own pace.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Qatar Airways, an industry leader renowned for its commitment to innovation and excellence. Data and connectivity remain the backbone of our industry, and ensuring fast, secure, and reliable connections is crucial to optimizing airline operations and improving the passenger experience. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the evolution of air travel technology, exemplifying our dedication to transforming travel and transport through cutting-edge solutions,” said Hani El Asaad, President, Middle East & Africa, SITA.

Edited by Alex Passett
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