Accenture helps Riyadh Air take-off

plane flying / Riyadh Air collaborates with Accenture

Accenture has announced its collaboration with Riyadh Air to help it towards its goal of becoming the world’s first digitally native airline.

Accenture will help set up the planned Saudi Arabian carrier’s cloud-only infrastructure, cybersecurity capabilities, managed services and operations, to enable Riyadh Air to operate in a new era of aviation with digital services at its core. 

By using cutting-edge technologies such as cloud data and AI, Riyadh Air will help deliver a seamless travel experience for its guests and employees, as the company aims to offer over 100 destinations by 2030.

Adam Boukadida, chief financial officer of Riyadh Air, said: “As a digitally native airline, Riyadh Air will be at the forefront of innovation and technology, allowing us to deliver world-class service to our guests. There is a considerable amount of unseen work taking place behind the scenes enabling both our operations and user experience, with Accenture, as our strategic technology partner, helping us to deliver, secure and operate foundational capabilities.

“Accenture is pivotal in enabling Riyadh Air’s cloud-first strategy, and our unique architecture will ensure that our technology stack is future-proof and remains legacy-free. It also will be built and supported with the highest level of cybersecurity and automation in mind from its inception.”

Emily Weiss, senior managing director at Accenture and head, travel practice, Riyadh Air, said: “The launch of Riyadh Air is a landmark moment for the aviation industry as a whole; a brand-new airline that’s designed from the ground up, harnessing the latest technologies to create hyper-connected experiences that meet the demands of today’s, and tomorrow’s travelers.

“Drawing on our deep industry and digital expertise, we are proud to be collaborating with Riyadh Air to help shape the future of travel.”