Amadeus deploys ACUS technology at Perth Airport to ease passenger check-ins

1 September 2015 (Last Updated September 1st, 2015 18:30)

Perth Airport has partnered with Amadeus to deploy ACUS, a cloud-based technology that will help streamline the check-in process at the airport facility.

Perth Airport has partnered with Amadeus to deploy ACUS, a cloud-based technology that will help streamline the check-in process at the airport facility.

The technology will use application virtualisation, aiding passenger screening systems to be accessed and installed anywhere on demand.

The use of ACUS implies that airlines can use this platform from a desktop computer, laptop or mobile phone and help passengers' ' check-ins and boarding passes to be printed from any location within the airport premises.

"That was a key consideration when selecting this new and innovative system."

Passenger processing can be done by ground handlers for multiple airlines simultaneously from any gate, terminal and from any device.

The use of the technology will also simplify user training, thereby allowing rapid deployment of new employees.
The technology is said to be an environmentally-friendly platform that will help Perth airport in reducing carbon emissions and improve its environmental footprint.

ACUS technology is in line with Perth Airport's overall infrastructural makeover of A$1bn ($708m).

Perth Airport Operations and Customer Experience executive general manager Rowan Chalmers said that the partnership will place Perth the airport at the forefront when it comes to the check-in process at Perth Airport.

Chalmers said: "The advanced systems we are delivering with Amadeus will provide a higher level of customer experience.
"During the selection process, it became clear that Amadeus was the only common use provider to truly deliver on the cloud-based model, bringing clear financial and structural benefits.

"Moving to the Amadeus cloud-based common use system means we will be able to cut passenger processing costs by more than 25% for our airline partners.

"That was a key consideration when selecting this new and innovative system."

Perth Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Australia, in terms of passenger traffic with over 14 million passengers travelling through it during 2014-15 financial year.

The facility provides over 17,800 jobs and contributes approximately A$2.61 bn ($1.84bn) for the country's economy.