London City Airport outsources IT


London City Airport outsources IT

Tash Shifrin

London City Airport is to outsource its IT and communications management to air transport application provider SITA in a seven-year deal.

The value of the deal has not been disclosed as London City Airport is involved in acquisition talks.

London City Airport managing director Richard Gooding said: “This IT outsourcing deal will be a key enabler for London City Airport to deliver on our master plan for growth which forecasts eight million passengers per annum and increased employment from 1,500 to over 4,000 by 2030. SITA is an ideal partner to ensure the right IT environment to help make that happen.”

The contract marks the second major outsourcing deal for SITA, following a 10-year $200m contract signed with Düsseldorf Airport, Germany, last year.

London City Airport, which serves mainly business customers, is seeing passenger numbers grow by 14% a year and is expected to benefit from its location close to the site of the 2012 London Olympics.

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