SITA Chosen to Equip Jordan’s New Queen Alia International Airport

Engineering giant, J&P (Joannou & Paraskevaides Group), has chosen SITA to provide its complete suite of airport IT solutions to the new $750 million terminal at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman, Jordan, which will open in early 2012 and increase annual passenger flow from 3.2 million to 9 million.

QAIA joins the growing list of international airports that are equipped with the entire SITA portfolio. SITA’s systems integration will provide a total airport IT solutionoperating 70 check-in counters, 18 departure gates, 16 transfer desks, 10 check-in kiosks and 133 flight display screens across its 90,000 sq metres. A further expansion phase is planned which will bring total capacity to 12 million passengers.

J&P management said: “This is a very strategic project for our company and we chose SITA as our partner because of its long history supporting air transport in Jordan and the depth and sophistication of its portfolio of IT solutions. We aim to deliver a world-class airport.”

Key SITA IT solutions which will be implemented in time for testing in October 2011 include the AirportConnect Open check-in platform and Common-Use Self Service kiosks; Airport Operational Database; Resource Management Systems; Flight Information Display System; Baggage Reconciliation System; Billing System and Passenger Handler.

Hani El Assaad, SITA Regional Vice President Middle East and North Africa, said: “SITA is very pleased to be involved from the outset in this showcase project. When the new airport opens in two years it will be a major hub for the region. Our solutions will span all terminal-side operations. Passengers and airlines can look forward to the introduction of the very best of check-in technology that will enhance their experience at Queen Alia International Airport.”

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