SITA, a global air transport communications provider, has partnered with national carrier Kenya Airways to provide the airline with access to high-speed, secure connectivity communication linking employees and sales offices around the world to KQ’s central systems. The system will also help the airline to manage everything from reservations, check-in and boarding as it builds its renewed focus on cost optimization and modernization.
Mbuvi Ngunze, Group MD and CEO of Kenya Airways said that the airline needed a single communications partner that could take care of all its connectivity requirements.
“As we seek to position Kenya Airways for the future, we needed a single communications partner that could take care of all our connectivity requirements no matter where we operate. SITA, with its truly global footprint and experience, provided us with a world-class solution supported by a local presence in each destination, connecting even the furthest outstation to our hub in Nairobi.” said Ngunze.
Hani El-Assaad, SITA President, Middle East, India and Africa said that connectivity is the lifeblood of any airline, ensuring the smooth and rapid exchange of information needed to support effective operations no matter where in the world an airline operates.
“We have used our global experience and presence to provide Kenya Airways with the latest communication solution that is able to cater to their own specific requirements,” he said
Kenya Airways flies to 53 destinations including 43 destinations in Africa, carrying more than 4 million passengers every year.