ARINC to modernise passenger processing system at Port Moresby International Airport

15 April 2013 (Last Updated April 15th, 2013 18:30)

Port Moresby International Airport in Papua New Guinea has awarded a contract to ARINC for the deployment of multiple airport systems to enhance passenger processing.

Port Moresby International Airport

Port Moresby International Airport in Papua New Guinea has awarded a contract to ARINC for the deployment of multiple airport systems to enhance passenger processing.

As part of the contract, ARINC will be responsible for implementation of IT solutions at the airport's international and domestic terminals to develop a stable and reliable airport infrastructure to accommodate future growth.

The company will deploy its VeriPax passenger reconciliation system, which reads passengers' boarding passes using new 2D barcode scanners and automatically scans passengers against airline host systems.

ARINC's VeriPax system screens passengers in real time to determine clearance and alert agents whenever necessary.

ARINC's vMUSE passenger processing solution will be deployed at the airport, which will transfer the airport's previous software functions on user's workstation into 'virtual machines' and provide a secure solution for mission-critical applications through the data centre.

The AirVue multimedia flight information display system will be equipped to display real-time flight information for passengers at the airport through their cell phones, PDAs, or any internet connection.

The company's AirDB airport database for flight data management solution will also be deployed to maximise efficiency from curbside to runway.

"ARINC's VeriPax system screens passengers in real time to determine clearance and alert agents whenever necessary."

The system is interoperable with AirVue and facilitates the airport personnel and airline staff to rapidly access AirDB from any terminal on a single web-based interface, offering flight schedules and details, gate, belt and desk assignments, in addition to any required past information.

Papua New Guinea National Airport managing director Joseph Kintau said that the deployment of these solutions will improve the passenger experience, streamline the passenger reconciliation processes and strengthen security at the airport.

"Most importantly, it enables us to provide a consistent model for passenger processing for all airlines that operate at the Port Moresby Airport," Kintau said.

The airport is also planning to construct a new international terminal to serve additional traffic growth and is anticipated to be completed by 2018.


Image: ARINC's solutions will assist Port Moresby International Airport to improve passenger experience. Photo: courtesy of Jialiang Gao.