John Keells Computer and IT Services


Also known as JKCS, John Keells Computer Services is a software company headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and operating Offshore Development Centers (ODCs) in various locations including Dubai and Scandinavia.
JKCS is a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings (JKH), one of the largest business conglomerates in Sri Lanka, and is one of three IT companies operating under John Keells Holdings, the other two being Keells Business Systems Limited (KBSL) and John Keells Office Automation (JKOA) Limited.

Full Service Carriers (FSC)

  • Internet Booking Engine (IBE)
  • Mobile Check-in Agent
  • AirBoard - By AviIT
  • E-MAN - By AviIT
  • Other bespoke airline software

Low-cost carriers (LCC)

  • AccelAero / CESAR / SkyNet
  • Departure Control Systems (DCS)
  • Airports
  • Baggage Reconciliation System (BRS)
  • Mobile Check-In Agent

A key player in the aviation industry

JKCS is best known for developing innovative software for the aviation industry. Some of its biggest clients include Emirates Airline, SriLankan Airlines, Air Arabia, Qatar Airways and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).

The renowned Emirates Skywards passenger rewards system was developed by JKCS and has since been adopted by many airlines including SriLankan Airlines. JKCS is also credited with developing a number of solutions for several players in the aviation industry including full service and low-cost carriers.

An emerging player in hospitality and tourism

JKCS is successfully venturing into the world of travel and hospitality with its latest product: Zhara Hospitality Suite (Zhara HS), a web-based hotel management solution. By leveraging its expertise in developing IT systems for airline giants like Qatar, Air Arabia and Kingfisher Airlines, JKCS is helping hotels harness the same technology to power their own growth.

Zhara HS is an all-in-one hotel management software that enables a resort or hotel chain to run its entire operation by simply logging on to the Internet. It offers all the features of an enterprise class multi-property system while making life easier for hotel staff and management and transforming the way the hospitality sector does business.