TAAG Angola Airlines E.P. (TAAG) has signed a new five-year agreement with global air transport IT specialist, SITA, to roll-out new, faster network connectivity linking all 15 of the carrier’s airport sites located in Africa, Europe and Latin America. The deal marks the continuation of a strong partnership between the two organizations, dating back to 1975 when TAAG first became a SITA member.
SITA will provide the airline and its remote sites with access to secure and reliable internet connectivity on a global scale. TAAG will run its operations on the world’s largest IP network for the air transport industry through the SITA Connect solution. By making applications, services and people accessible to all TAAG employees, whether they work at HQ or a remote site, the carrier can expect to see improvements in communication, collaboration as well as smoother, more efficient operations. The solution also offers the flexibility to enable fast setup of new destinations in any future expansions or route changes, as well as the ability to adjust network capacity, up or down, based on need.
TAAG will also benefit from new messaging distribution services to enable its sites to share business-critical and operational information with partners and organizations across the whole air transport industry, in a secure and quick way. Greater operational efficiency and improved collaboration through this information exchange are some of the advantages the solutions will deliver for the carrier.
Rui Carreira, CEO of TAAG, said: “This agreement is important for TAAG because it enables our hubs to communicate with one another in real-time regardless of where we function, which will boost our operations as well as enhance the passenger experience. We turned to our long-time partner, SITA, because of their global footprint, experience and excellence in service.”
Commenting on the partnership, Roger Nakouzi, Vice President Sales, Western & Central Africa and The Gulf at SITA said: “Connectivity on demand is essential for airlines as it ensures the smooth and rapid exchange of information which support airline operations regardless of where an airline is based. We are pleased to continue our partnership with TAAG in providing connectivity services in the years to come.”