Syrian Arab Airlines streamlines

The airline signs a three-year contract for a domestic and international data network to gain competitive edge and cut costs.

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By  Sarah Gain Published  October 10, 2005

Syrian Arab Airlines has signed a three-year contract with travel and transportation industry services integrator, SITA. The airline hopes the deal will bring cost reductions and open the door to next generation value added technologies. Syrian Arab Airlines’ current legacy network infrastructure will be migrated to internet protocol (IP) with the help of SITA’s professional services consultants. This move will open the door for the airline to deploy new technologies that leverage the internet, including voice over IP (VoIP). “Migrating to an IP-based network will enhance the efficiency of our business applications and processes, improving both internal and external communications across geographical boundaries, and making us more competitive,” says Nachaat Numeir, chairman and managing director at Syrian Arab Airlines. The deal includes the provisioning and maintenance of an internet protocol IP-based virtual private network (VPN) for all international and domestic data communications. Syrian Arab Airlines will also be able to access applications online through ISNet, a SITA community network that provides all the flexibility and accessibility of the public Internet without the disadvantages of low quality of service and security issues. Syrian Arab Airlines will also be working with SITA’s professional services consultants to identify how the overall network expenditure can be further reduced, leading to the development of a clear road-map for the implementation of the IP VPN platform over the next three years. “SITA’s unique understanding of our business is reflected in the solutions they tailor to meet our specific needs,” says Eng Nibal Ismail, director of telecommunications & IT at Syrian Arab Airlines. “By migrating to IP now we pave the road for adoption of value added and cost saving technologies such as VoIP.”

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