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China-based IT Outsourcing Firm VanceInfo Announces IT Services Agreement With AirAsia in Malaysia
VanceInfo announced a new services contract to provide development and quality assurance of airline related IT systems to AirAsia, the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline 2009-2010-2011 and pioneer of low-cost travel in Asia.
Under the services agreement, VanceInfo will provide onshore IT expertise to AirAsia facilities in Malaysia, as well as leverage offshore IT resources from VanceInfo service delivery centers in China to provide IT system development and support services. The initial scope of services will cover airline reservations and departure control core systems.
"Our solutions partners play a key role to ensure we provide the absolute best value and finest customer experience throughout the Asia region,” commented Lau Kin Choy, Regional Head of Innovation, Commercial & Technology, AirAsia. "The selection of VanceInfo as an IT services partner demonstrates our confidence in their sufficient scale to support our anticipated growth, mature methodologies, and cultural adaptability to provide services throughout Asia”.
“We are pleased that AirAsia has chosen VanceInfo as a key IT services partner,” said Chris Chen, VanceInfo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We will strive to add value in their quest to extend market leadership through innovative IT offerings, while working to enhance our client’s ability to provide a unique customer experience. This assignment marks a new milestone for our expansion in the greater Asia region, as well as for our growing list of clients in the travel services business.”
VanceInfo Technologies Inc. is an IT service provider and one of the leading offshore software development companies in China. VanceInfo was the first China software development outsourcer listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Company ranked number one among Chinese offshore software development service providers for the North American and European markets as measured by 2010 revenues, according to International Data Corporation.
VanceInfo's comprehensive range of IT services includes research & development services, enterprise solutions, application development & maintenance, quality assurance & testing, globalization & localization and other solutions and services. VanceInfo provides these services primarily to corporations headquartered in the United States, Europe, Japan, Greater China, and Australia, targeting high-growth industries such as technology, telecommunications, financial services, travel services, manufacturing, retail and distribution. For more information visit http://www.vanceinfo.com.
About AirAsia and AirAsia X
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with approximately 160 routes covering destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe. Within 9 years of operations, AirAsia has carried more than 120 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to approximately 104. The airline today is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries, China, India, Sri Lanka and Australia. This is further complemented by AirAsia X, its low-cost long-haul affiliate carrier that currently flies to destinations in China, India, Australia, Taipei, New Zealand, Tehran, Paris and the UK. AirAsia is the regional carrier with the largest destination network and highest flight frequencies. AirAsia was named World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for three consecutive years in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
For more information, visit www.airasia.com.
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VanceInfo Technologies Inc. is an IT consulting and solution provider and one of the leading offshore software development companies in China, ranking #1 among Chinese offshore SW development service providers for Western markets (IDC, 2010).