Amadeus has acquired UFIS Airport Solutions, a
leading airport information technology player.
The acquisition of
UFIS Airport Solutions significantly enhances Amadeus’ existing
and rapidly growing position within the Airport IT industry.
brings to Amadeus a complementary suite of airport technology
solutions based on UFIS’ 25 years of Airport IT software
development expertise, as well as a set of important customer
relationships worldwide with specific emphasis on Asia, the Middle
East and Europe.
John Jarrell, Head of Airport IT,
Amadeus, said, “This strategic acquisition accelerates our
move into the Airport IT industry, confirming Amadeus as a key
provider in this space, and emphasizing our commitment to this
sector. There are numerous synergies between the two companies
including very strong management and development teams in addition
to innovation and customer focus. Together, we are well positioned
to shape the future of travel for the airport industry which today
stands at a business model crossroads, evolving more and more to
become business-oriented service providers with passengers as
their top priority.”
Holger Mattig, President & CEO, UFIS Airport
Solutions, added, “The acquisition is very good
news for our customers and employees worldwide who will now
benefit from the addition of Amadeus’ scale, global reach, and
travel industry expertise, a solid foundation to revolutionise the
airport experience to meet the needs of today’s sophisticated
travellers. We are confident that joining forces with this world
class player will result in outstanding and comprehensive
solutions for the airport community.”
products and services offerings are complementary to Amadeus’
Airport IT product set, bringing specific expertise in the areas
of Airport Operational Databases, Resource Management Systems,
Flight Information Display Systems, Collaborative Decision Making
tools and Hub Management solutions.
of UFIS’ employees, including top management, are based in
Singapore. The company has been providing integrated solutions for
single, multi-terminal and multi-airport operations for the global
airport community for more than two decades. UFIS Airport
Solutions is an industry leader in enabling its customers to carry
out collaborative airport management, an approach that perfectly
fits Amadeus’ Airport IT strategy.
As a result of
the transaction approximately 54 employees globally, including
UFIS’ management team, will become part of Amadeus’ Airport IT
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