Ink Innovation and NAS Colossal Aviation Services (NCAS) have joined forces to optimise ground handling processes at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ink’s Departure Control System (DCS) will empower NCAS to efficiently serve various airline clients. The partnership aims to implement the DCS within three weeks, enhancing operational flexibility and simplifying passenger check-in.

Pieter Calitz, IT Manager at NCAS, emphasised Ink DCS’s industry expertise, dedicated support, and value proposition. The partnership’s professional approach ensures adaptability for both current and future clients, with a focus on accessibility.

The NCAS team expects a swift transition with minimal training requirements for Ink DCS. Blaine Powell, Chief Sales Officer at Ink, expressed excitement about the collaboration, underscoring Ink’s commitment to delivering outstanding passenger experiences.

Ink DCS is a cloud-based system integrated into the broader Ink Ecosystem, streamlining the passenger journey by handling passengers, baggage, seat assignments, and ancillary sales in real time, all through a unified interface. The system is compatible with major CUTE platforms.

NCAS, headquartered in Gauteng, South Africa, is a pioneer in providing passenger handling solutions, particularly excess baggage services, with over 250 employees serving more than 2,000 monthly flights at South African airports.

Ink Innovation S.L., based in Spain, is a travel technology provider specializing in connected journeys and passenger experiences. The company collaborates with numerous clients worldwide, offering a range of solutions for airports, airlines, and ground handlers.

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