SITA demonstrates latest technologies at Curaçao Airport

7 May 2019 (Last Updated May 7th, 2019 12:32)

IT company SITA has showcased its latest technologies at Curaçao International Airport’s new terminal opening event.

SITA demonstrates latest technologies at Curaçao Airport
SITA showcases new technologies at Curaçao Airport. Credit: Roger Cannegieter.

IT company SITA has showcased its latest technologies at Curaçao International Airport’s new terminal opening event.

During the opening event, SITA displayed biometric solution Smart Path that allows passengers to go through the entire airport without the need to show their boarding pass and passport at every checkpoint.

The new system uses digital biometric ID management technology to make the journey easier.

The company also presented self-bag-drop technology that speeds up the process of checking bags in for a flight.

“For more than a decade, SITA has been our trusted IT partner, providing Curaçao International Airport with a range of innovative technologies.”

Curaçao Airport Partners CEO Ralph Blanchard said: “For more than a decade, SITA has been our trusted IT partner, providing Curaçao International Airport with a range of innovative technologies, including self-service kiosks, communications network management, flight information, and multi-media displays.”

SITA presented a new technology that imagines everything going on at the airport, including aircraft movements, check-in and security queue lengths, escalator status, traffic patterns at passenger drop-off and even restroom satisfaction levels.

Dubbed ‘digital twin’, the new technology will allow airport managers to see a complete picture of what is happening. The information is displayed on a big screen, which can also be seen in 3D virtual reality.

SITA recently secured a contract to deploy terminal management technology at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to increase terminal operational efficiency and enhance travellers’ experience.

In March, Athens International Airport in Greece became the first airport in Europe to trial SITA Smart Path biometric technology at security.