Wipro partners with Qatar Airways to provide strategic aviation IT solutions
September 15, 2012
Wipro Infotech and Qatar Airways, today announced a long term strategic engagement which will leverage competencies of both organizations to create greater value and more efficiency for the global airline.
This strategic relationship will bring together Wipro’s experience of application development and project management and Qatar Airways’ aviation systems’ expertise to develop new solutions that create competitive advantage for Qatar Airways.
The Doha-based airline is one of the world’s fastest growing carriers, operating now in its 15th year with a modern fleet of 111 aircraft flying to 118 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.
In an aggressive airline market, technology plays a key role in driving greater efficiency – more improvements, enhanced customer service and faster decision-making. The solutions jointly developed within this partnership will enable Qatar Airways and its subsidiaries to pursue their aggressive growth strategies. The agreement will further enhance Wipro’s capabilities within the aviation sector, as well as increase Wipro’s commitment to the Qatar market.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said of the agreement, “We are delighted to work with an industry leader that Wipro is, combining their technical expertise with a world-class airline that we are, looking to drive greater efficiency by employing the best technology around. Through this agreement, Wipro will work with us to build new aviation IT solutions to meet our business needs in a fast-moving environment to ultimately provide an overall enhanced customer experience and provide Qatar Airways with competitive edge in using the latest technology available.”
Under the new arrangement, a lot of the software development will be carried out by Wipro in South India. Qatar Airways will be able to tap into Wipro’s vast pool of highly technical resources, as well as research and development centres to explore and take advantage of, new technological solutions.