Amadeus introduces next-generation airport platform

26 March 2014 (Last Updated March 26th, 2014 18:30)

Amadeus has introduced its next-generation airport platform, designed to perform all passenger processing functions.

Amadeus has introduced its next-generation airport platform, designed to perform all passenger processing functions.

Launched as part of a plan to develop the airport of the future, Amadeus Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) features application virtualisation technology that enables airports to save costs and space by eliminating on-site infrastructure dependency and environmental impact.

The cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform allows airlines and ground handlers to share the physical space and the IT resources of the airport.

"Airlines have already chosen cloud technology to run many critical applications."

Due to its scalable nature and centralised connectivity, the platform can be used by airports, airlines and ground handlers of any size to improve passenger experience.

It will also help to enhance their agility and flexibility to respond to unforeseen situations including weather disruptions and traffic peaks. The platform is compatible with common-use passenger processing system (CUPPS) and peripheral component interconnect (PCI) industry standards.

Amadeus Airport IT head John Jarrell said: "The airport industry has advanced tremendously from the days of dedicated airline check-in desks towards a much more flexible and shared environment.

"Airlines have already chosen cloud technology to run many critical applications that are centrally hosted, and I believe the airport industry will follow this trend with Amadeus ACUS.

"Our platform will enable the airport ecosystem to use its resources much more intelligently, ultimately improving the passenger experience and taking the next step towards becoming the airport of the future."