CGI and Lufthansa Group, Germany’s largest airlines, have entered into a five-year strategic partnership for the delivery of infrastructure and digitalization services. As part of Lufthansa’s multi-provider strategy, CGI will manage the company’s traditional infrastructure functions, such as its data center operations and workplace/network services, as well as assist the company in implementing its digitalization strategy.
As an initial project, CGI will assume responsibility for the entire IT infrastructure operation of Lutfhansa AirPlus International, providing services from CGI locations in Sulzbach, Erfurt, Bremen, Bangalore (India), as well as locally in Neu-Isenburg. By partnering with CGI, AirPlus expects not only to optimize its cost structure, but also benefit from innovation and expertise in the ongoing modernization of its IT landscape.
“This partnership is the starting point for future infrastructure and application management projects that we plan to implement together with CGI,” said Dr. Roland Schütz, CIO at Lufthansa Group. “With CGI, we have found an ideal partner that can support us in implementing our digitalization strategy over the long term.”
“We look forward to the collaborative IT projects we will be working on with CGI over the next five years,” said Spencer Hanlon, Managing Director of AirPlus International. “CGI’s proximity to our headquarters in Neu-Isenburg and its high quality standards convinced us that it was the right partner, along with its committed and motivated team.”
“Our local proximity, global delivery model and infrastructure and digitalization expertise enable us, as a partner, to optimally support Lufthansa Group on its digital transformation journey,” added Torsten Strass, President Central & Eastern Europe at CGI. “We look forward to further expanding our successful partnership with Lufthansa through joint projects in the future.”
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firm in the world. With 73,000 professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from IT and business consulting to systems integration, outsourcing services and intellectual property solutions.