The growth of 'cloud-based' common use solutions is revolutionising the check-in process and creating new opportunities for all stakeholders within the airport environment.
A global player in the travel industry, Amadeus is a truly multinational company employing 11,000 people, headquartered in Europe and operating in 195 countries.
The company is a leader in community IT platforms, enabling all players in the travel ecosystem to be integrated and interact in a seamless, real-time fashion.
Amadeus provides solutions to airport operators and ground handlers; a natural progression from this success and experience in the IT arena for airlines. With the acquisition of UFIS Airport Solutions in January 2014, Amadeus continued its expansion and confirmed its commitment to the airport IT sector.
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The combination of both product portfolios, Amadeus’ scale, global reach and travel industry expertise, integrated alongside UFIS’ unique airport IT software development experience, truly reinforces Amadeus’ clear purpose as a company: innovation and customer focus to shape the future of travel for the airport industry.
Integrating IT systems in the airport community
Amadeus AODB is a sophisticated traffic and resource planning and management system used to optimise resources and maximise service offers.
The objective of the system is to provide applications for integration of all IT systems within the entire airport community, and connecting to other communities (airlines, ground handlers) to ensure a seamless data flow. Modules for flight information management, resource planning and management, flight information display, etc. enable the customers to share centralised, up-to-date and accurate real-time information.
Thanks to its full A-CDM compliancy, Amadeus AODB provides all airport actors with a common situational awareness of airport activity at any given time.
Resource management solutions
Amadeus Airport Resource Management Solutions enable airports and ground handlers to better manage their fixed, mobile and human resources. Powered by high quality, real-time data, airports and partners now have more accurate short and mid-term visibility on resource requirements to enable better planning and control.
Passenger processing solutions
Seamless passenger processing enables increased revenue opportunities from both airlines and passengers. With Amadeus solutions, including Amadeus’s ground-breaking Common Use platform (ACUS), airports can access passenger processing applications on-demand, giving full flexibility and scalability to adapt to operational demands.
Baggage processing solutions
With lost baggage estimated to cost airlines around €150 per bag, accurate baggage tracking coupled with fast processing are key components to a better passenger experience.
Amadeus baggage processing solutions are completely integrated into the Amadeus Altéa suite, providing real-time data to track and trace baggage simultaneously with passenger movement. Increased accuracy helps reduce compensation payouts and the associated processing costs.
Ground handling solutions
Amadeus’s industry-leading Altéa Departure Control System (DCS) enables airlines and ground handlers to efficiently manage passenger processing or aircraft operations for multiple airlines in just one single interface.
Check-in, baggage processing, load control and special services can be handled quickly and seamlessly, according to airline-specific rules, providing passengers with a complete customer service. And with accurate real-time data sharing, aircraft management can be performed remotely or on mobile devices using Amadeus’ flight management software.
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Kazakhstan's Almaty Airport, which continues to be the major cultural and commercial centre of the country, implemented the Amadeus Airport Common Use Service (ACUS), and will soon implement Amadeus Airport Baggage Reconciliation Solution (BRS) to reap the benefits of the most advanced airport technology.
In June, Amadeus's IT business unit invited a range of industry experts and its customers to Madrid to talk about everything from new technologies transforming the check-in and bag drop experience, to chatbots and airport drive-thrus that are innovating the industry.
With the integration of both acquisitions now coming to fruition, Amadeus is excited to showcase its full suite of Airport Management and Passenger Processing solutions at PTE 2016 in Cologne, Germany.
Amadeus' Airport IT business has firmly established itself in the North American region with the acquisition of AirIT, previously wholly-owned by Fraport AG. It is the second acquisition of well-established airport industry players for Amadeus in the past 15 months.
Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Innsbruck Airport to deliver a range of new airport solutions: Airport Common Use Service (ACUS), Airport Baggage Reconciliation System (BRS), and Airport Passenger Verification (PV).
London Gatwick Airport estimates an additional 2 million passengers on a single runway assisted by Amadeus A-CDM Portal
Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, today announced that London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the first to implement Amadeus' cloud-based Airport-Collaborative Decision Making Portal (A-CDM) to improve collaborative decision-making processes.
Amadeus today reinforced its commitment to developing the airport of the future with the launch of Amadeus Airport Common Use Service (ACUS), a next-gen airport platform capable of carrying out all passenger processing functions.
Amadeus continues its expansion into the Airport IT space with the acquisition of UFIS Airport Solutions
Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, today announced that it continues its expansion into the Airport IT space with the acquisition of UFIS Airport Solutions, a leading airport information technology player.
Travel technology partner Amadeus today announced that it continues its expansion into the Airport IT space with the acquisition of UFIS Airport Solutions, a leading airport information technology player.
Amadeus unveils groundbreaking baggage reconciliation system bringing savings and efficiencies to Icelandair
Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, announced an agreement today with Icelandair, a customer-oriented airline and travel service company serving 31 gateways in Europe, the USA and Canada, to develop a baggage reconciliation system, Amadeus Airport BRS, capable of offering real-time, automated loading, tracking and management of baggage.
Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, today announces an agreement with dnata, one of the world's largest combined air services providers, to implement Amadeus Altéa Departure Control's Flight Management solution in their centralised load control offices (CLC) in Dubai.
Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP) and UFIS Airport Solutions (UFIS-AS) are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract to supply the airport information system to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC).
MAP Handling selects Amadeus’ airport portfolio solution to improve service levels with airline customers
Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, announces an agreement with MAP Handling, AMC Group, one of the mainground handling companies in France, to implement Amadeus Airport Contract & Billing.
Amadeus partners with Munich and Copenhagen airports to develop and implement its new airport IT product portfolio
Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, has reached agreement with Munich and Copenhagen airports to jointly work in the development and implementation of two new airport IT solutions. The products; Amadeus Airport Sequence Manager and Amadeus Airport Fixed Resource Optimiser, will form part of Amadeus' new suite of solutions for airports.
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In what is becoming a yearly tradition, UFIS Airport Solutions was awarded a contract by Polish Airports' State Enterprise (PPL) for the UFIS® Flight Information System running at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin International Airport. Included in the enhancement package are the addition o
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UFIS Airport Solutions (UFIS-AS), a leading provider of airport management systems, announced today that it has sold its subsidiary Airport Innovation to DSG Systems in an asset sale. Airport Innovation is a provider of high-level control software for airport baggage handling systems. "
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When Bangalore International Airport opened on 24th of May with the first flight taking off to Singapore, UFIS Airport Solutions (UFIS-AS) was there with its Universal Flight Information System (UFIS), providing operational IT support. In partnership with Siemens Information Systems Limited (SISL
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UFIS Airport Solutions (UFIS-AS) has played a crucial role in the opening of the new Rajiv Gandhi International airport at Shamsabad in Hyderabad. The new airport was officially inaugurated on March 14 and began commercial operations on March 23. In partnership with Siemens Information
UFIS Airport Solutions (UFIS-AS) has been awarded a contract by Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) to support them in providing services to persons with reduced mobility (PRM). The new application enables handling agents at the airport to plan and dispatch staff for the PRM service using UFIS-AS's
UFIS Airport Solutions (UFIS-AS) is proud to announce the first gold medal of sailing athlete George Delikouras at Athens Eurolymp Week 2008. Delikouras competed in the 2.4mR sailing class, introduced for the first time at the Eurolymp Week which is one of the preparatory regattas for t
UFIS Airport Solutions is pleased to announce its sponsorship of sailing athlete George Delikouras for the Beijing 2008 Paralympics. Delikouras, a member of the Piraeus Sailing Club in Athens, Greece, will be competing in the 2.4mR sailing class. "We are happy to have a part in this sp
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UFIS Airport Solutions Sells First License of its Next Generation Product to Athens International Airport (AIA)
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We are pleased to announce that we have opened a new branch office of UFIS Airport Solutions GmbH, Austria. The new branch office in Germany, UFIS Technology, has software development as its main focus. This move reflects the optimization of the company structure and our striving to pr
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