Former President of Amadeus IT Group joins Zamna to…

Former Amadeus IT Group President Julia Sattel will join the board of airline passenger data verification specialist Zamna.

Having spent 26 years at GDS and the European travel technology giant, Sattel will support Zamna’s business development activity.

based in the UK The software company uses digital intelligence technology to validate passengers’ identity and travel data before they arrive at the airport.

The technology verifies and verifies the passenger’s identity, passport, vaccinations and health data, against a live, dynamic regulatory checklist according to the required travel destination.

Zamna said Sattel’s position in the industry will help it further drive its vision of “a connected travel ecosystem” and roll out its solutions more widely “for the benefit of the industry.”

Sattel said, “The Zamna use case is precisely what I previously identified as the greatest need in the aviation industry.

“When traveling today, there are so many touchpoints where a passenger must prove their identity or provide personal data to airlines, airports, hotels and more, both at the time of booking and upon arrival.

“My view is that such safety and regulatory provisions are on the rise, made worse by COVID as well.

“It’s not going to go away, and as a result, there’s an urgent need to harness technology that enables passengers to move forward on their journey unencumbered by manual identity verification processes and other required travel documents.

“Zamna has the first and only solution in the world that I’ve seen that can do this ubiquitously and in line with global data laws.”

Sattel serves as a strategic advisor, board member, and investor in several other technology companies driving the travel industry, including ZYTLYN, BoB, Emburse, and Fareplace.

Zamna CEO Irra Ariella Khi said: “As the aviation industry continues to face enormous challenges, we feel empowered to have such a formidable and knowledgeable person as Julia on our board.

“His passion for fantastic technology and insight into the needs of airlines and their passengers will help shape our vision for this new era of connected travel.”

WestJet is testing Zamna’s technology on major routes between the UK and Canada, with more pilots to be launched in Europe and the Middle East in the coming months.

The company has completed more than 60 million passport checks and is the current holder of Iata’s oneID Innovation Award.

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