Indian information technology company NIIT Tech has inked a multi-million pound outsourcing contract with British Airways.
The deal spans a three year period, and will let NIIT Tech support and test critical business applications of British Airways. It comes at a time when the global aviation industry is seeking all possible ways to contain costs, since it is combating high fuel costs, declining sales and a credit crunch.
NIIT Tech's statement said that the contract is one of the largest ever deals to be signed by the company within the UK airline industry, and follows a twelve year relationship between the two companies.
Commenting on the deal, 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.''
Ravi Pandey, UK Head, NIIT Technologies, said, ''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. Our focus through specialisation in the travel and transport industry has differentiated the company.''