It has been a busy few months for SITA’s members with several anniversary milestones celebrated around the world. SITA also started the year by welcoming two new members.
In May this year, the SITA team visited Alaska Airlines at their offices in Seattle to present their 30th anniversary award. The airline was started in 1932 and has over the years grown to become of of the US’s biggest airlines. It has been an honor to share part of the journey with the airline.
SITA also started the year by welcoming two new members to our 400-strong base of airlines, airports and air transport organizations. Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines becomes SITA’s newest member. The airline boasts an ever-expanding international network covering nearly 40 destinations across Asia Pacific and North America.
In China, SITA made a recent visit to 9 Air to officially welcome the airline to the SITA membership family. 9 Air, which began flights in 2014, is one of China newest low-cost air and a subsidiary of Juneyao Airlines.
Looking forward, SITA will use the occasion of the SITA Annual General Assembly in Brussels in June 2018 – where all SITA gather once a year -- to celebrate our members’ 50th and 60th anniversaries. This year the list of anniversaries includes some of the best known names in aviation including Austral Líneas Aéreas (50th), Martinair Holland (50th), Air New Zealand (60th), Austrian Airlines (60th), Kuwait Airways (60th) and LOT Polish Airlines (60th).
We at SITA extend a warm welcome to Hong Kong Airlines and 9 Air as our newest members and a hearty congratulations to all our members celebrating a major milestone.