KATHMANDU, June 30: Himalaya Airlines and Huawei Cloud, a Chinese multinational technology company, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation on Sunday.
Issuing a statement on Tuesday, the airline said that the companies will cooperate in information communication technologies (ICT) represented by Huawei Cloud and artificial intelligence, in order to achieve mutual benefits and common development. “It will also include building the Cloud platform for Himalaya's sales and finance system, and setting up a business intelligence system, and push ahead the upgrade and renovation of the existing ICT equipment,” reads the statement.
The MoU was duly signed by Zhou Enyong, president of Himalaya Airlines and Deng Shuigen, CEO of Huawei Technologies Nepal Co, Pvt. Ltd. According to the statement, Huawei will provide Himalaya with competitive products and services to enable Himalaya to provide its passengers, better ticketing options and travel experience.
The agreement is expected to promote the construction of smart aviation and trans-Himalaya multi-dimensional connectivity to achieve more substantial results, opening up opportunities for Himalaya to be a leading airline in South Asia, says the statement.
Zhou Enyong, president of Himalaya Airlines stated that he believes the cooperation with Huawei will speed up the digital transformation and informatization of the company, optimize the ticketing and travelling experience for customers, and will contribute to the overall development of the entire civil aviation industry of Nepal.
Similarly, Zhou Danjin, president of Huawei technology Cloud & AI business group of Asia Pacific Region, said that they will take this opportunity to employHimalaya Airlines’ expertise in the aviation field together with their strength in technology to push ahead the process of “Intelligentization” through digital transformation for Himalaya and improve its competitiveness to realize the business potential.
Himalaya Airlines, Nepal-China joint venture is an international airline that has extended its network to 10 destinations. The international carrier was established in 2014 and has been operating international flights ever since.