These solutions are expected to reduce the airport’s operational expenses while enhancing aircraft turnaround performance.
Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport Management Board chairman Daulet Hamzin said: “Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport is accelerating a major development programme to support the growth potential of Kazakhstan’s air transport market.
“We have announced that 2023 will be focused on the airport’s digitalisation. We truly believe technology is a key enabler in meeting this rapid growth, streamlining airside operations, and offering our customers a better experience. We are very pleased to partner with SITA to pioneer several regional digital initiatives.”
With a priority on streamlining airside operations, the airport will deploy SITA’s Airport Management solution to forecast and manage operations across the airfield.
The technology will allow ground operators to plan their daily routines at the airport more efficiently and proactively, stated the vendor.
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It will help them in team assignment allocations, and management of aircraft parking stands, gates, and other resources.
The airport estimates that SITA’s Airport Management technology will help cut costs by 15% to 20%, and also lay the foundation of Airport Collaborative Decision-Making (A-CDM) governance.
SITA will also deliver its new Smart Path check-in kiosks and bag drop units to provide travellers with seamless, self-service options from kerb to gate.
The air transport IT provider claims that its technology aligns with IATA’s One ID programme and supports a future biometric journey.
SITA Europe president Sergio Colella said: “Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport is leading the way in digitalising its operations, positioning itself as one of the region’s leading airports. We are pleased to partner with the airport and deliver the full benefits of automation and digitalisation.”