Vodafone extends tech partnership with Ryanair

On Wednesday, Vodafone stated it has secured a seven-year technology partnership with Ryanair to handle services including online booking, in-flight transactions, and passenger boarding for the low cost Irish airline in Europe.

In a statement both companies stated they had extended an existing partnership for Vodafone Business to support 300 Ryanair sites and around 153 million passengers across 40 countries.

As part of the agreement, Vodafone will help Ryanair speed up the time it takes to connect a new airport or site for use which should lead to a faster turnaround of planes.

“Airline passengers will demand even more in the coming years, and we will work alongside Ryanair to help them prepare for the future using our full portfolio of products and services,” said Vinod Kumar, head of Vodafone Business.

Incidentally Vodafone Business is Vodafone’s enterprise arm that offers cloud services on its Internet of Things (IoT) network for small and multinational companies. The unit accounted for 30% of group’s revenues for the financial year ending March 31, 2019.

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