Papua New Guinea’s National Airport has selected SITA AirportHub to improve connectivity at Port Moresby’s Jacksons International Airport.

The SITA AirportHub shared connectivity platform will enable Port Moresby airport to offer airlines, ground handlers and other tenants secure and reliable bandwidth, including wireless connectivity to run off-site applications.

Currently, the system is operational at nearly 440 airports across the world.

National Airport managing director Richard Yopo said: “With a view to delivering greater connectivity to every user of Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport, National Airport Corporation is proud to become the world’s latest operator of SITA’s AirportHub IT system.

“The usage of SITA AirportHub will minimise the chances of network isolation at the airport.”

“This represents another significant step in the process of upgrading the airport’s capabilities and helping to attract more international and domestic services to Papua New Guinea’s major airport hub.”

The airport’s SITA AirportHub will be connected by dual international private circuits to Australia, ensuring international connectivity within SITA’s global network.

SITA AirportHub will also minimise the chances of network isolation at the airport.

SITA Asia Pacific president Sumesh Patel said: “SITA’s investment in AirportHub infrastructure over the past few years has been of huge benefit to the entire air transport community. It makes opening new routes at airports much quicker and easier for airlines.

“When they are connecting their systems at an airport they can now do so within a matter of weeks not months. This streamlined approach is efficient and cost-effective.”

Port Moresby airport will be able to connect all of its applications and IT systems with SITA AirportHub, eliminating the need to contract local telecom providers and adding flexibility to route management.