NIIT Technologies, British Airways ink three-year deal

Saturday, 27 September 2008, 04:47 Hrs
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New Delhi: Leading Indian global software major NIIT Technologies said Friday that it has signed a multi-million pound three-year deal with Britain's premier airline British Airways.

"The deal enables the support and testing of business critical applications across various business areas of the global airline," the regulatory statement said.

The contract is one of the largest ever deals to be signed by NIIT Technologies with a member of the British airlines industry and follows a 12-year relationship between the two companies, the statement said.

"NIIT Technologies has built on its reputation in the airline sector for providing efficiencies and savings through outsourcing by continuing to demonstrate expertise, experience and commitment towards their client's success," the statement said.

It said the organisation aids clients become more competitive by supplying a premium service.

The deal comes as the airline industry has come under increasing pressure from rising costs of fuel, the credit crunch and falling consumer confidence, it said.

"British Airways has also undertaken a cost mitigation exercise with their global partners to reduce costs and maintain competitive," the statement said.

The statement quoting Mike Doyle, British Airways IT Application Support Manager said: "We are extremely pleased to continue our long term partnership with NIIT Technologies."

"They have proven to be a flexible, reliable partner evolving with our business and the technology trends within the airline industry."

"We are proud that BA has continued to repose their faith and commitment in NIIT Technologies. NIIT is committed to working in partnership with BA towards their success and has demonstrated that for over 12 years," the statement said quoting Ravi Pandey, UK Head, NIIT Technologies.

"Our focus through specialisation in the travel and transport industry has differentiated the company. This has lead to a growing base of satisfied clients like BA," Pandey said.

"The recent No.1 ranking in the Black Book of Outsourcing 2008 in the Travel Industry survey confirms NIIT as a global leader in this sector. We aim to deliver world class service for all our clients."

NIIT Technologies is a leading IT solutions organisation, servicing customers in North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and Australia, apart from India.

It offers services in application development and maintenance, enterprise solutions including managed services and business process management to organisations in the financial services, transportation, retail, manufacturing and government sectors.
Source: IANS
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