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Middle East Airlines selects SITA services.

Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) has signed a five-year

agreement with SITA to enhance the airline's communications network.

Under the deal, MEA will utilise SITA services including

SITA Connect, which will provide fast network connectivity for MEA and its 26

outstations around the world; SITA Community Messaging Service, which allows the

airline to share operational messaging across their airline's global network of

offices and outstation.

The new agreement builds on the 60+ year relationship

between the two, which dates back to February 1956 when MEA first became a SITA


Barbara Dalibard, CEO of SITA commented: "At SITA we

understand the vital importance of fast, reliable communication in supporting

an airline's day-to-day operations and therefore SITA continues to develop new

solutions that meet the industry's evolving demands. We have long supported MEA

and will continue to work with the airline, as we have over the past 60 years,

to deliver communication solutions that meet their changing requirements and

help them build a stronger, more efficient business."

MEA Chairman and Director-General Mohamad El-Hout. Commented:

"We have taken an important step forward with this agreement and we are excited

to continue our collaboration with SITA in the coming years. We chose SITA

because of its unrivalled global reach and excellent service. They have been an

important partner in helping us grow our business across the region and the


Adib Charif, Head of Information Technology at MEA added: "This

investment in new technology and communication infrastructure underpins every

aspect of our business and therefore, we needed a partner that had the ability

to support us 24/7 and across all the cities from which we fly. In this regard SITA

stand head and shoulders above the competition."

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