Sun. May 26th, 2024
  • Riyadh Air has signed a three-year strategic agreement with Accenture to help build its technology foundation and capabilities as it aims to become the world’s first digitally native airline.
  • The agreement involves setting up Riyadh Air’s cloud-only infrastructure, cybersecurity capabilities, managed services and operations in preparation for its launch.
  • The partnership is aimed at making Riyadh Air stand out with its digital services, using technologies such as cloud data and AI to offer a seamless travel experience to its travelers and employees.
  • Riyadh Air’s goal is to scale its operations to offer over 100 destinations by 2030.

Riyadh Air, a digitally native airline, has collaborated with Accenture in a three-year strategic agreement to enhance its technology foundation and capabilities. This partnership aims to position Riyadh Air as the world’s first digitally native airline by introducing innovative technology services and cutting-edge digital capabilities.

Accenture will be instrumental in setting up Riyadh Air’s cloud-only infrastructure, beefing up its cybersecurity capabilities, and managing its services and operations as the airline prepares for its launch. Employing advanced technologies such as cloud data and AI, the airline plans to use digital services as its central offering.

This digital-centric initiative is part of Riyadh Air’s ambition to change the landscape of the aviation industry and deliver a seamless travel experience to its guests and employees. This venture also aligns with the airline’s plans to scale its operations to extend its services to over 100 destinations by 2030.

Adam Boukadida, CFO of Riyadh Air, spoke on the collaboration saying, “As a digitally native airline, Riyadh Air will be at the forefront of innovation and technology, allowing us to deliver world-class service to our guests. Accenture, as our strategic technology partner, will help us to deliver, secure and operate foundational capabilities.”

Accenture’s Emily Weiss added, “The launch of Riyadh Air is a landmark moment for the aviation industry as a whole; a brand-new airline that’s designed from the ground up, harnessing the latest technologies to create hyper-connected experiences that meet the demands of today’s, and tomorrow’s travelers.”

Riyadh Air is a digitally native airline part of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision to lead the aviation industry and showcase Riyadh as a destination and gateway to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Accenture, on the other hand, is a leading global professional services company that builds the digital cores of the world’s leading businesses, governments, and other organizations.

For more information, you can contact Theodore Halabi at Accenture +971 50 662 7053 theodore.halabi@accenture.com or Riyadh Air at media@riyadhair.com.

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