Aviation IT specialist SITA and Oracle have announced the details of a 15-year agreement to develop an open and agile airline reservations system using service oriented architecture (SOA) and advanced computing techniques.

The new SITA Passenger Reservations System is designed to cover reservations, inventory, ticketing and departure control and is scheduled to be completed progressively over the next five years following initial releases in 2009.
SITA's overall business goals are to extend the scope of the Horizon platform to increase airline profitability, enhance customer centricity and self-service, optimise distribution and create actionable business intelligence.
The 15-year agreement marks the beginning of a strategic relationship between the SITA and Oracle.