16 Aug 2022 13:50

Aeroflot board approves deal with Russian booking system developers

MOSCOW. Aug 16 (Interfax) - The board of directors of Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has approved a deal with the developers of a domestic ticket booking system.

"The board of directors of PJSC Aeroflot has approved the terms of a five-year deal with RT-Transcom LLC and JSC Sirena-Travel for services to develop and support an automated information system for the documentation of air services," the airline said.

Aeroflot also plans to update the group digitization strategy it approved in December 2021 "taking into account the changed geopolitical situation."

"The main focus of the updated strategy will be to ensure technological import independence and continuous operation of IT systems, services and critical information infrastructure amid the conditions of sanctions pressure," the airline said.

The current provider of Aeroflot's booking system is U.S. firm Sabre. It was reported earlier that the airline will in future switch to the Russian system Leonardo developed by Sirena-Travel and divisions of state corporation Rostec.

The Aeroflot Group's low-cost carrier, Pobeda switched to Leonardo in June, prior to which it used the services of U.S. company Navitaire.

In May it was reported that S7, which has worked with Spanish provider Amadeus for many years, had also selected a Russian partner, JSC Online Reservation System.

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