Mon, 6 August 2018

Automated Gates at Moscow Domodedovo Airport Played Crucial Part in FIFA World Cup Success

New automated gates at Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME) proved to be a huge success in managing the surge in passenger numbers during the recent FIFA World Cup 2018.

In just over a month around the championship, more than 1.2 million passengers took advantage of the new technology to speed their way through the airport.

In total, since the beginning of the year, 3.3 million people have used SITA’s Airport Self-Service Gates at Domodedovo.

Airport Self-Service Gates include sensors, lights, barrier arms, an integrated boarding gate reader (BGR) and a receipt printer. The 2D barcode reader communicates with the airline system. Upon recognizing a valid boarding pass, the gate opens. Once the passenger passes, the gate automatically closes behind him or her. An alarm sounds to indicate invalid boarding or an abnormal access attempt. Click to enlarge.

Gennady Zalutsky, CEO, Domodedovo Integration, said, "SITA’s technology showed its effectiveness during the peaks of traffic when soccer fans from all over the world flew through Domodedovo for the matches. We are confident that this landmark project, which makes use of modern technologies, will raise the quality of passenger services at DME to a new level.”

Domodedovo was the first airport in Russia to introduce SITA’s sophisticated passenger flow management which uses smart validation and the automated gates for secure access control. They allow passengers to independently pass the security controls at the entrance to the departure zone, or to board the aircraft, by simply scanning their mobile or paper boarding pass.

 SITA studies show that the use of its self-service gates can cut boarding times by as much as 50% reducing the risk of flight delays and improving passenger service.

Dmitry Krasnov, SITA VP Russia and CIS, said, “We have helped many countries manage major events by introducing technology that automates the flow of passenger through major airports. From the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles to the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and this year in Russia. While these events are often the catalysts for introducing new technology, we continue to see the benefit of these investments well after the final whistle has gone. This is particularly the case in fast growth markets such Brazil and Russia where the number of passengers continues to grow rapidly.”

In total, more than 150 automated gates are being installed in Terminals 1 and 2 at Domodedovo.

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