Saudia and Amadeus sign MoU on developing solutions
Companies will partner to develop e-commerce and mobile solutions for Saudi national carrier
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) travel industry technology specialist Amadeus to collaborate on e-commerce and mobile solutions.
The two companies will work together on solutions in areas such as cargo, airport and revenue, to develop solutions that will enhance Saudia's operations.
A competency centre will be established at the King Abdullah Economic City, where Saudia has already committed to basing 1,000 employees in its Smart Technology Hub. The centre will also aim to encourage young software developers in the Kingdom.
"Saudi Arabia needs to continue strengthening its ability to create sustainable high-tech jobs, and Saudia is determined to do everything it can to support this process," said His Excellency Eng. Khalid Abdullah Almolhem, Director General, Saudia.
"We congratulate Saudia for establishing itself in these new premises which are at the forefront of the region's modern business environment," commented Francois Weissert, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Advisor, Middle East and Asia, Amadeus. "We will also consider options to increase our presence and activities in KAEC as we strongly believe it is important to introduce new technology solutions and create local employment opportunities to foster local economic development."