Scoot – Singapore Airlines’ low cost carrier – has renewed its long-term communication network services with SITA as the airline continues to expand to new locations worldwide.
SITA AirportHub is simplifying the way Scoot connects its central IT systems to the airports in its rapidly-growing route network. The IT infrastructure is typically in place within three weeks, enabling Scoot to be flexible and agile as it adds new destinations throughout Asia, Europe, Africa and America.
Scoot vice president for IT, Jason Chin said: “Scoot currently has an extensive network of 66 destinations across 18 countries and territories, and plans for aggressive growth are in place. It is vital that our IT infrastructure is connected among our partners and efficient enough to support our expansion.
“SITA is a reliable partner in efficiently getting airports connected. With SITA’s global footprint, speed and flexibility, we can focus on expansion and adding new routes to our network.”
AirportHub is unique shared infrastructure that allows airlines to connect all their applications and IT systems at an airport quickly and easily. It removes the complexity of dealing with local telecom providers and adds flexibility and agility to route management.
SITA’s system is currently operational at more than 440 airports and provides 7,000 customer connections around the world. SITA’s network services will connect Scoot destinations worldwide to its reservation system, departure control services and disaster recovery site.
SITA president for Asia Pacific, Sumesh Patel said: “These are exciting times at Scoot as it rapidly grows its business. Expansion can bring challenges but SITA is delivering sophisticated communication network services to alleviate some of those.
“Our continued partnership with Scoot ensures that the airline remains agile. We are supporting the Scoot team as it brings its great passenger experience to airports around the world.”
Scoot was voted Best Low Cost Airline (Asia/Pacific) by AirlineRatings.com in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and ranked in the Top 10 of the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines by Skytrax.