Leading Indian software solutions company, Sonata Software Limited today announced that it has joined IATA’s Strategic Partnerships programme. With this, Sonata will participate in IATA initiatives on IT solutions and services in the activities of Passenger & Airport Services, Flight Operations, Environment and Fuel Services. Sonata has also joined IATA as Simplifying the Business (StB) Preferred Partner and will participate in the StB Fast Travel Programme.
With a strong foothold in the Travel vertical, this involvement further reinforces Sonata as a valuable supporter of IATA’s global initiatives and also as a strong player in the Travel, Transportation & Logistics (TTL) industry. Sonata has been delivering services to the TTL industry through two of its key entities: the internal TTL vertical group and TUI InfoTec – the Joint Venture with TUI AG, Europe’s largest travel group. Between them there are now 800+ travel domain and technology experts who have a wealth of experience in working with travel companies across the globe.
Sonata understands the current challenges faced by the travel and airline industry and is well poised to offer solutions and services that improve the travel experience, operational and cost efficiencies of the airlines and travel businesses. As the industry reinvents itself through business innovation, Sonata is geared to support the industry through its own innovative IT solutions and services.
Speaking on the occasion, President and Managing Director of Sonata, Mr B Ramaswamy remarked, “We are delighted to be an IATA Strategic Partner and StB Preferred Partner. Sonata has extensive expertise in domain and technology related to the travel industry and we will be able to make a unique contribution to the IATA initiatives. With our involvement in the Strategic Partnerships programme, Sonata will strengthen its expertise and offer innovative solutions to the travel industry.”
Mahesh Shastry, Head - TTL Business added, “We are glad to be associated with IATA both as a Strategic Partner and StB Preferred Partner. We are optimistic of leveraging this opportunity to define Sonata’s role in the future growth of the travel industry.”
About Sonata Software Limited
Sonata Software (sonata-software.com), headquartered in Bangalore, India, is a leading IT consulting and services company. Sonata's customers are located across the US, Europe, Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Its portfolio of services includes IT Consulting, Product Engineering Services, Travel Solutions, Application Development, Application Management, Managed Testing, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure Management and Packaged Applications. As per the industry rankings released by NASSCOM for FY07-08, Sonata Software figured among the Top 20 IT Software and Service Exporters in India. Sonata Software has also been ranked global #2 in the 2008 Top Ten ESO: Outsourced Software Development in The Black Book of Outsourcing.
IATA, the International Air Transport Association, is an international trade body created over 60 years ago. Today, IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Its members comprise some 230 airlines - the world’s leading passenger and cargo airlines among them - representing 93 percent of international scheduled air traffic.
IATA seeks to improve understanding of the industry among decision makers and increase awareness of the benefits that aviation brings to national and global economies. The association is the primary industry forum through which Member airlines and their Partners develop global aviation standards. IATA is responsible for developing and shaping policies and practice for the conduct of air transport services within the international regulatory framework.
IATA Strategic Partners are suppliers and service providers of the air transport industry who, as members of the IATA Strategic Partnerships, interact with IATA and its Member airlines in the development of industry solutions. As invaluable contributors to the industry, IATA Strategic Partners are involved in a wide-range of sectors throughout the industry. Through their membership in the programme, Partners are active in IATA committees and working groups, as well as in various IATA initiatives.