SITA Information Networking Computing awarded US$5 million contract by Abu Dhabi Department of Civil Aviation
SITA Information Networking Computing announced Monday the award of a two-year contract to provide an integrated airport system to improve passenger processing and baggage management at Al Ain and Abu Dhabi International Airports along with the City Terminal in Abu Dhabi city.
The contract valued at more than US$5 million, awarded by the Abu Dhabi Department of Civil Aviation (ADDCA) to DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS (DPS) as the main contractor, will enable SITA INC to deliver an array of airport systems including its world renown common use check-in platform—AirportConnect CUTE. Under the agreement, DPS will be responsible for all infrastructural work and system peripherals at each of the airport locations.
In addition, SITA and DPS will install and maintain SITA’s BagManager service for baggage reconciliation; PassengerHandler - a common language facility designed for airline and handling agent staff to process passengers at the check-in counter - and SITA’s leading departure control system—MaestroDCS Local. To further improve passenger processing at Abu Dhabi International Airport, SITA will deliver four mobile check-in units called ‘MobiCheck’ to reduce waiting times during peak periods.
With at least 4.5 million passengers traveling through Abu Dhabi International Airport every year, and expected growth projections in passenger traffic beyond the industry average, the need for advanced technology systems became paramount.
With this, Abu Dhabi International Airport will be the first Airport in the region to apply the AirportConnect CUTE platform.
“DPS wanted Abu Dhabi International Airport to have advanced and proven IT systems in place to ensure that it attains the highest international standards in communication infrastructure and service for all passengers and airlines using the airport’s facilities,” said Georges Hannouche, CEO of Data Processing Systems, Abu Dhabi. “The advantage of this system is clearly important to Abu Dhabi International Airport in that it will be able to scale each system as passenger numbers grow over the coming years,” he added. (menareport.com)
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