Five Egyptian airports to modernise with Sita technology

12 August 2015 (Last Updated August 12th, 2015 18:30)

The Egyptian Airports Company (EAC) has selected Sita to deploy its technologies at five of the airports it manages in the country as part of its airport IT modernisation programme.

The Egyptian Airports Company (EAC) has selected Sita to deploy its technologies at five of the airports it manages in the country as part of its airport IT modernisation programme.

The six-year deal covers airports including Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, Borg El Arab International Airport, Luxor International Airport, Aswan International Airport and Abu Simble International Airport.

EAC plans to use Sita's airport operational database and resource manager to get an integrated view of operations. It will also be able to monitor and manage both flights and resources with active dashboards.

"Sita's technology provides the business intelligence to manage airports as efficiently as possible."

EAC chairman and CEO general Adel Abdel Aziz Mahgoub said: "More and more passengers are going through our airports each year, so it is essential we have the very best technology in place to ensure we continue providing great service.

"Specifically, we are enhancing the passenger experience with new self-service opportunities and the latest baggage solutions, and using SITA's world-class airport management system to manage flights, gates, baggage and most importantly, our people, more efficiently."

The operations team will also be able to carry out check-in and boarding for charter flights with the use of the departure control system.

The Sita BagManager would be installed at the airport to help improve the handling of luggage.

Sita Middle East, India and Africa president Hani El-Assaad said: "The Egyptian Airport Company has a high proportion of tourist traffic, which provides challenges, in particular the management of seasonal peaks and troughs.

"It is important to have the right resources for the peaks without having expensive redundant capacity during the troughs. Sita's technology provides the business intelligence to manage airports as efficiently as possible."