Scoot renews SITA communication network services

Singapore Airlines’ low-cost carrier, Scoot, has renewed its long-term communication network services with SITA as it continues to expand to new locations.

The solutions provider says SITA AirportHub is simplifying the way Scoot connects its central IT systems to the airports in its route network.

“Scoot currently has an extensive network of 66 destinations across 18 countries and territories, and plans for aggressive growth are in place,” said Jason Chin, vice-president, IT, Scoot. “It is vital that our IT infrastructure is connected among our partners and efficient enough to support our expansion.”

Chin continued: “With SITA’s global footprint, speed and flexibility, we can focus on expansion and adding new routes to our network.”

The IT infrastructure is typically in place within three weeks, which SITA say enables the airline to be flexible as it adds new destinations through Asia, Europe, Africa and America.

AirportHub is a shared infrastructure that allows airlines to connect their applications and IT systems at an airport quickly and removes the complexity of dealing with local telecom providers, as well as adding flexibility and agility to route management, SITA says.

Sumesh Patel, SITA president, Asia Pacific, said: “These are exciting times at Scoot as it rapidly grows its business. Expansion can bring challenges but SITA is delivering sophisticated communication network services to alleviate some of those.”

SITA’s network services will connect Scoot destinations worldwide to its reservation system, Departure Control Services and disaster recovery site.


Written by: Kimberley Young

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