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  1. Amadeus IT Group SA
3 November 2008

UFIS-AS Awarded a Contract by Chisinau International Airport, Republic of Moldova

UFIS Airport Solutions (UFIS-AS) has been awarded a contract by Chisinau International Airport, Republic of Moldova, to supply its HTML-based flight information display system (WebFIDS), together with its flight information management module. These applications are part of UFIS-AS’s complete solutions portfolio – the universal flight information system (UFIS®). With Chisinau Airport as a new customer, UFIS-AS expands its presence in the central and Eastern European market.

WebFIDS is one of the recent additions to the UFIS® portfolio and is currently installed at Delhi International Airport. WebFIDS provides the same reliability and industry-proven functionality as the classic FIDS solutions, with the added flexibility of being able to use any PC-based controller that has Windows or Linux as the display controller. WebFIDS is an ideal solution for any size of airport, from the smallest up to major international hubs, with more than 400 displays.

“We are pleased that Chisinau Airport will use one of our newest applications,” said Josef Kutschi, key account manager. “This is an ideal solution for small and medium-sized airports like Chisinau, and we hope that other airports in the region will take advantage of this solution in the future.”

Chisinau Airport serves the capital city of the Republic of Moldova and the surrounding region. The terminal, built in 1970 and upgraded in 2000, has a processing capacity of 1.2 million passengers per year. Currently, passenger numbers are increasing by 20-25% annually, and since 2003, the number of passengers has doubled. At present, the airport is developing a project to expand.

“The contract with Chisinau Airport marks another step forward for UFIS-AS in the Eastern European market,” said Anders Sagadin, UFIS-AS’s president and CEO. “We are happy to support an airport with a development perspective like Chisinau. We’re convinced that our solutions will help the airport to optimize its services.”

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