TAAG Angola Airlines (TAAG) said it has signed a new five-year agreement with 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 TAAG and its remote sites with access to secure and reliable internet connectivity on a global scale.
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.
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.”
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 supports 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.”