Air transport IT provider SITA has secured a contract to modernise Brazil’s Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN) using its Airport Management technology.

Situated on the island of Santa Catarina, FLN currently handles nearly four million passengers per year which is set to double to eight million per annum as part of a major expansion plan.

SITA’s advanced Airport Management technology at the airport in Floripa will provide access to real-time data to better expect, plan and control operations while assigning assets and resources more effectively.

“SITA is enabling us to make the whole airport more efficient by automating important functions.”

The solution will feature SITA’s Airport Central, a single source of operational information, as well as Airport Resource Manager for real-time management of equipment and employees.

SITA will also supply its flight information display system, Airport Vision, for passengers.

SITA Latin America vice-president Elbson Quadros said: “SITA has a very strong track record in airport operations across the world and specifically, in Latin America, as part of Brazil’s airport concession programme.

“The strength of our airport management technology is that it enables information to be shared among the various stakeholders in the airport, so everyone can be better informed, anticipate issues, make better decisions and be more efficient.”

In March last year, Flughafen Zürich (Zurich Airport) won the 30-year concession for the ‘Floripa Airport’ and commenced operations in January this year.

The company is set to invest more than R$500m ($160m) to upgrade the airport, including construction of a new terminal, which is scheduled to open in October 2019.

Floripa Airport CEO Tobias Markert said: “SITA is enabling us to make the whole airport more efficient by automating important functions, which in turn will allow us to streamline our decision-making and resource allocation.”