SITA DataConnect | SITA



The electronic exchange of messages underpins every operational aspect of the air transport industry (ATI). Messaging ranges from Type B, the predominant communication mechanism, to Type X, offering reliable and secure XML data exchange for recent applications. Self-managing and maintaining these various connections can be costly and complicated.

SITA Data Connect enables airlines, airports and other ATI partners to connect your host applications to SITA’s messaging distribution networks. This provides you with access to more than 2,400 messaging partners and all the benefits of the community messaging model.

It’s easy to install and platform-independent. By integrating with SITA’s message distribution services and complying with many ATI industry messaging standards, it reduces complexity and maintenance costs.

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Proactive monitoring & managed support of the middleware and messaging connection

How it helps

For efficient messaging, it’s vital to consolidate your data exchange footprint into a single reliable technology. This is more efficient than speaking a different “language” with each messaging partner.

With SITA Data Connect, you can host multiple connections to Type B, Type X, and SITATEX Online. It’s one software installation, managed by a single administrative interface.

You can start with just Type B or SITATEX Online connections. Type X connections can then be added when you’re ready to adopt XML and software-as-a-service (SaaS).

SITA Data Connect offers the following features:

  • Client messaging channel(s) – Connections to SITA’s messaging distribution services are at the heart of SITA Data Connect. A single software installation can connect to one or more distribution services, such as Type B, Type X, or SITATEX Online.
  • Managed support service – Each SITA Data Connect client connects to the SITA Data Connect Managed Support Service. This is a data store for configurations, logging, and statistics for your messaging connections.
  • Managed support interface – The support interface allows SITA messaging staff to continuously monitor and maintain the reliability of your connection. If there’s a problem, they can immediately take action to correct outages.
  • Local administration interface – You can also monitor and manage SITA Data Connect using your own locally hosted web-based administrative interface.

Why us?


  • A single middleware product to manage one or multiple connections to the SITA messaging community
  • Support for Type B, Type X, SITATEX SDK and SITATEX Online protocols and message formats
  • Easy to install using a single command, with a local web-based administrative interface for configuration and monitoring
  • Proactive, remote configuration with world-class 24/7 support and the service availability required to support your business-critical processes

SITA Global Services

This product is supported by a dedicated multilingual operations team which provides monitoring and support 24/7/365 from command centers in Montreal and Singapore, ensuring global business continuity through a flexible service model. Our monitoring service ensures your IT systems are reliable and available, around the clock, around the world.

Our experts proactively monitor your infrastructure, identifying and resolving problems often before they impact your services.

SITA Data Connect use case Use cases
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Proactive monitoring & managed support of the middleware and messaging connection

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