Garuda Indonesia has selected air transport IT specialist SITA to fully manage its international network infrastructure, standardize IT operations including its domestic IT infrastructure, and facilitate quick migration to its new reservation system. The new five-year agreement will simplify Garuda’s information technology, while supporting its “Quantum Leap” transformation program as Indonesia prepares to welcome 100 million passengers by 2015.
Iberia offers OnAir’s inflight connectivity on transatlantic routes between Europe and the Americas. By 2015, both Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir will be installed on 25 Iberia Airbus A330s and A340s. Passengers on these long-haul aircraft can use their phones and tablets to chat, tweet and send text messages.
SriLankan Airlines chose Accelya’s eSmash to accurately monitor its market share in key global markets. The airline will use eSmash across Europe, Middle East, Far East and Indian sub-continent.
Etihad Airways took delivery of its 100th aircraft, its third Airbus A321.
China Southern Airlines, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, and KfW IPEX-Bank have closed the first transaction—for a new Airbus A330-300 delivered June 24—under under a new ECA-backed financing facility.