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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