Friday, January 8, 2016

Our airport take a lesson or two from here

Abu Dhabi Airports has partnered with global IT provider Sita to introduce its technologies across Abu Dhabi International Airport's (AUH) three terminals. The move is part of Abu Dhabi Airports' preparations for AUH handling a capacity of 45 million passengers by 2017.

The investment in Sita's innovations will bring Abu Dhabi International Airport's IT infrastructure in line with the systems that Sita is already implementing in the Midfield Terminal Building, currently under construction. These new technologies will help to improve the airport's operational efficiency while providing a seamless passenger experience across all terminals.
As part of the five-year contract, Sita will provide a range of advanced and fully integrated airport systems. One of these includes their airport management solution which will allow Abu Dhabi Airports to manage the operation of AUH by providing real-time information from across all facilities. This will enable the operations team to plan for events before they happen, while ensuring resources are fully optimized.
Other key products from Sita include AirportConnect Open, which enables airlines to share check-in areas, kiosks and boarding areas while still having access to their own data, and BagManager which allows bags to be tracked in real time, providing a clear status on any bag no matter where it is in the baggage system.
In addition to these three systems, passengers will also enjoy new automated boarding gates and flight information display systems.
Eng Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer, Abu Dhabi Airports, said: "Abu Dhabi International Airport continues to experience double-digit passenger growth and therefore we are investing in new airport facilities that will allow us to accommodate the forecast future increase in passengers.

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