SITA to Upgrade IT Systems @ Kazakhstan’s Almaty International Airport
August 26. ASIA Travel Tips
Kazakhstan’s Almaty International Airport has signed a five-year deal with SITA for a substantial IT upgrade to the more than three-million passenger airport.
The CIS state is the first to adopt SITA’s Com-Net Flight Information Display System (FIDS) since Com-Net, the FIDS market leader in North America, was acquired by SITA nine months ago.
SITA will upgrade existing CUTE (Common Use Terminal Equipment) check-in facilities and improve the boarding process at the airport with the provision of its Maestro Departure Control System. Overall, SITA will provide and maintain 65 CUTE check-in counters and 90 FIDS screens or display points throughout the terminal.
Galymzhan Yespayev, Almaty International Airport IT Department chief, said, “Almaty International Airport is fully committed to providing our customers with the best airport technology available. There is nothing more important to passengers checking in or waiting to board than to have steady and constant access to real-time flight status updates. SITA’s Com-Net FIDS solution meets our needs perfectly.”
SITA’s acquisition of Com-Net is line with the company’s drive to strengthen its suite of Airport Management Solutions which address all of an airport’s business requirements including planning, tracking, real-time and irregular operations, flight displays and aeronautical billing.
Dmitry Krasnov, SITA Sales Director, said, “This is an important milestone in SITA’s collaboration with Almaty International Airport which has enormous growth potential. Sharing real-time information with passengers is at the heart of SITA’s Intelligent Airport vision and FIDS allied to the Maestro Departure Control System is an essential part of that vision.”