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SITA to Upgrade IT Systems @ Kazakhstans Almaty International Airport

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 26 August 2011

Kazakhstans 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 SITAs 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. SITAs Com-Net FIDS solution meets our needs perfectly.

SITAs acquisition of Com-Net is line with the companys drive to strengthen its suite of Airport Management Solutions which address all of an airports 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 SITAs collaboration with Almaty International Airport which has enormous growth potential. Sharing real-time information with passengers is at the heart of SITAs Intelligent Airport vision and FIDS allied to the Maestro Departure Control System is an essential part of that vision.

See also: HD video of Almaty and HD video of Astana

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