By Staff writer
Operator partners with IT provider SITA for five years as airport prepares to reach capacity of 45m passengers by 2017
Abu Dhabi Airports has partnered with IT provider SITA to introduce latest technologies across Abu Dhabi International Airport’s three terminals.
The technology transformation is part of Abu Dhabi Airports' preparations for the airport reaching a capacity of 45 million passengers by 2017.
The investment in SITA’s latest innovations will bring Abu Dhabi International Airport’s entire IT infrastructure in line with the systems that SITA is already implementing in the new Midfield Terminal Building, currently under construction.
These new technologies will help to improve the airport’s efficiency, the operator said in a statement.
As part of the five-year contract, SITA will provide a range of advanced and fully integrated airport systems including the ability for 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.
Passengers will also enjoy new automated boarding gates, and flight information display systems.
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.
"In order to achieve this we require a trusted technology partner, such as SITA, to provide one-stop, integrated IT solutions across the airport.”
Abu Dhabi International Airport currently serves over 103 destinations in 56 countries and in 2014 accommodated over 20 million passengers.