Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced its new technology deal with Virgin Atlantic, a leading airline in the UK, to drive business growth.
India’s TCS will have exclusive responsibility for operational management and digital transformation. This includes technology operations, where TCS will enable Virgin Atlantic to leverage Microsoft Azure through technology and business transformation initiatives.
In addition, TCS will build innovative digital solutions with Cloud First guiding principles to help Virgin improve technology resilience, agility, and performance in its purpose-led transformation.
TCS said 70 of Virgin Atlantic’s technology team will be transferred to TCS, bringing together diverse talent within one integrated team.
“TCS’ expertise in the airline industry and innovative approach to digital solutions has helped us transform the modern-day flight experience. As we emerge from a period of great challenge and transition, our strong foundations and belief in our partnership with TCS remains integral to our strategy for future transformation,” said Ash Jokhoo, Chief Information & Data Officer, Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin Atlantic reported revenue of £868 million for the year ending 31st December 2020, down from £2.9 billion in 2019; a pre-tax loss of £659 million before tax and exceptional items, and fair value movements versus a loss of £22 million in 2019.
“The travel and hospitality industry is leveraging digital innovations to reimagine the experience for consumers looking forward to a positive return to air travel post the pandemic. We partner with Virgin Atlantic to drive their digital transformation and power their next chapter of growth,” said Arun Pradeep, Business Head, Travel & Hospitality – Europe & UK, TCS.