London-based tech firm, Zamna has signed an industry partnership program agreement with the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) to offer digital identity technology solutions to the airlines.
Under the agreement, Zamna’s digital identity technology will be made available to 34 of AACO’s constituent airline members, sitting across 19 countries within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
According to the statement, “Providing AACO’s carriers with a route to innovation, Zamna’s solution can instantly validate a passenger’s “ready to fly” status before airport arrival. With all document checks performed in advance, this avoids excess queues, streamlines airline and airport processes, and enables the most cost-efficient operation while avoiding regulatory fines.”
“With such a high commitment to outstanding practices and excellence, breaking into the Mena region is notoriously tough, having seen many businesses try and fail. That’s why I’m delighted to have formed a strategic industry partnership with AACO. In what I believe will be a game-changing technology for the region, we offer a unique opportunity to bring Zamna’s capabilities to airlines that are not only hungry to innovate, but also have the ability to lead the way the industry innovates thanks to three key differentiators: one, they have a strong track record of investing in aviation technology and continued innovation; two, they have a modern outlook and digital mindset; and three, they have strong relationships with their local governments, which forms a key part of the traveler experience.”
The relationship between AACO and Zamna began this year through AACO’s Digital Transformation Task Force (DTTF) initiative and will continue to strengthen with their participation in AACO’s upcoming 55th Annual General Meeting (AGM).
AACO Secretary General, Mr. Abdul Wahab Teffaha, said that, “At AACO we play a key role in shaping an evolving aviation industry. This means we are highly committed to bringing innovation into the region and ensuring that the airlines we represent lead the way, not just in digital transformation in general, but in particular, digital identity. This is where Zamna joining us as our digital identity industry partner will be instrumental and why we’re very happy to have them onboard.”