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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 4:45PM IST (11:15AM GMT)
 
SITA Placed in Visionaries Quadrant of Latest Pan-European Network Service Provider Quadrant
Geneva, Switzerland

SITA today announced it has been positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner Inc.'s latest Pan-European Network Service Provider (NSP) Magic Quadrant*.

When evaluating providers of network services in their Magic Quadrant, Gartner consider many criteria, of which some of the most important are market responsiveness and track record, customer experience, and products/services offered for the ‘Ability to Execute' axis.

Rene Azoulai, SITA Senior Vice President, Products & Solutions Business Division, said: "The inclusion by Gartner of SITA in the Visionaries category of the latest Magic Quadrant, we believe, confirms our successful strategy to provide innovative network service offerings which strengthen our extensive communications and applications portfolio. SITA continues to invest in its services and infrastructure to provide tailored solutions for the air transport community, ensuring that we deliver true value to the industry."

* Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Pan-European Network Service Providers, 8 March 2010, Neil Rickard, Katja Ruud and Michelle Van Pelt.

Notes to Editors:

Magic Quadrant Disclaimer


The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About SITA

SITA is the world's leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. SITA delivers and manages business solutions for airline, airport, GDS, government and other customers over the world's most extensive network, which forms the communications backbone of the global air transport industry.

SITA's portfolio includes managed global communications, infrastructure and outsourcing services, as well as services for airline commercial management and passenger operations, flight operations, aircraft operations and air-to-ground communications, airport management and operations, baggage operations, transportation security and border management, cargo operations and more. With a customer service team of over 1,600 staff around the world, SITA invests significantly in achieving best-in-class customer service, providing integrated local and global support for both its communications and IT application services.

SITA has two main subsidiaries: OnAir, which is the leading provider of in-flight connectivity, and CHAMP Cargosystems, the world's only IT company dedicated solely to air cargo. SITA also operates two joint ventures providing services to the air transport community: Aviareto for aircraft asset management and CertiPath for secure electronic identity management.

SITA is one of the world's most international companies. Its global reach is based on local presence, with services for around 550 air transport industry members and 3,200 customers in over 200 countries and territories. In 2009, the company celebrates 60 years in business. Set up in 1949 with 11 member airlines, SITA today employs people of more than 140 nationalities, speaking over 70 different languages. SITA had consolidated revenues of over US$1.47 billion (€1.13 billion) in 2008.

For further information go to www.sita.aero.

 
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