Airport information technology supplier UFIS Airport Solutions has been taken over by Amadeus for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition “significantly enhances” Amadeus’s existing position within the airport IT industry, the company said
Singapore-based UFIS brings to Amadeus a complementary suite of airport technology solutions based on 25 years of airport IT software development expertise, as well as customer relationships worldwide with specific emphasis on Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
About 54 employees globally, including UFIS’s management team, will become part of Amadeus’s Airport IT Group.
Amadeus head of airport IT John Jarrell 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.”
UFIS president and chief executive Holger Mattig 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.”