SITA

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Description SITA is a multinational information technology company specialising in providing IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry. The company provides its services to over 550 members and 2,700 customers worldwide—this amounts to over 90% of the world's airline business.SITA's consolidated revenues in 2009 were $1.49 billion (€1.07 billion).HistorySITA, originally known as the Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques, was founded in February 1949 by 11 airlines in order to bring about shared infrastructure cost efficiencies by combining their communications networks. The 11 original airlines were: Air France, KLM, Sabena, Swissair, TWA, British European Airways Corporation (BEAC), British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), British South American Airways (BSAA), Swedish A.G.Aerotransport, Danish Det Danske Luftfartselskab A/S, and Noweigan Det Norske Luftfartselskap. SITA was the first company to handle data traffic in real time via a packet switched network over common carrier leased lines.
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