Vistara signs agreement with SITA for Air to Ground operations and datalink service

Vistara (Tata-Sia) Airlines has signed an agreement with SITA, the air transport IT specialist. The agreement is for SITA’s air-to-ground airline operations and datalink service, flight briefing services which will help the airline to  plan routes that reduce operational costs, and a comprehensive network solution connecting it’s ground operations for critical passenger services.

Maneesh Jaikrishna, Vice-President, India and Sub-Continent, SITA

“Vistara intends to change the flying experience in India, and we are doing our best to support their plans by providing an efficient and cost-effective network. We have built the network to meet Vistara’s requirements today, but it is scalable and can expand as the airline grows.”

Vistara will use SITA’s integrated suite of aircraft communications and airline operations services to manage their air-to-ground communications over SITA’s VHF network. The airline will also initially use SITA’s global IP Network to connect its back offices, ticketing desks and check-in counters at 10 airports across India with its passenger services system, which is based in Germany.

Phee Teik Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara

“We are pushing the boundaries of air travel to deliver exceptional service to our customers, including the very best on-time performance. To achieve this, we need a network infrastructure that’s cost-effective, resilient, easily deployable and scalable, and SITA offers all of this. SITA has designed a comprehensive network solution to fit our specific requirements against a very ambitious rollout schedule.”

Vistara is SITA’s customer in India for it’s first Flight Briefing service. The service will provide the airline with computerized flight plans and strategic data (inflight weather updates and airport information) so they can plan better plan their routes.

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