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Flynas selects SITA for passenger check-in services. Date: 18 March 2015 Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Comprehensive solution will simplify airline operations and enhance passenger journey flynas, a leading hybrid carrier from Saudi Arabia, has chosen air transport IT specialist, SITA, to provide a range of passenger check-in services. The five-year, multi-million dollar agreement includes an end-to-end check-in solution incorporating SITA’s Departure Control Services (DCS), SITA’s private IP VPN telecommunications infrastructure, Type B Messaging Service and Service Management. Paul Byrne, CEO of flynas, said: “flynas has successfully managed rapid growth of over 30% in 2014, and we aim to set a new standard of efficiency for hybrid and budget travel in the region. SITA DCS will provide all current and future flynas destinations with fast and efficient automated passenger check-in, boarding pass distribution and bag tag printing, covering both check-in counters and self-service, and the required connectivity and infrastructure solutions.

Middle East. Growth of Middle Eastern aviation outpaced the global average and will continue to do so, supported by a variety of growth strategies. Fleet expansion is the predominant strategy, with Emirates as the foremost practitioner. Alliances and partnerships also contribute, as with the 2012 Emirates-Qantas codeshare agreement, or Qatar Airways' pending membership in the oneworld alliance. Low-cost carriers tend to pursue growth through business model innovation: reducing short-haul fares, setting up national subsidiaries, and opening new avenues of access to air transport services.

Other strategies include the purchase of equity shares in other airlines. For example, Etihad invested in airberlin and Jet Airways, in order to grow quickly and gain access to new markets without fleet expansion. Further support for growth could come from liberalization of industry regulations. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) took significant steps in 2012 toward opening its markets. Vanderlande Contract for Jeddah | Airports International | The Airport Industry online, the latest airport industry news. Likes (0) Vanderlande Industries has won a €125 million (US$167.4m) contract to supply and install the baggage handling system for the new terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The order forms part of the total contract for the terminal – due to open in 2014 – which was awarded to the Saudi Binladen Group, one of the largest contractors in the Middle East. The new system will be based on Vanderlande’s TUBTRAX concept that will transport baggage in tubs from the terminal’s 216 check-ins to its 32 make-up carousels. Automated, space-saving storage of early bags will be provided by the company’s BAGSTORE system. Vandelande Industries Baggage Execution System (VIBES) software suite will control the product and support its operators. Furthermore, the system will also feature automatic handling of arrivals baggage. Managing Director of Baggage Handling at Vanderlande Industries, Pieter Havenaar, said that the company was “extremely happy” with the order. Saudi Aviation Type Pad. Hello Guys !!! This post gives more details about the Exhibitors and their technologies and small attempt to suggest some technologies to KAIA also.

Hope you read my earlier post "Airport Exchange 2011, Abu Dhabi – A must attend Event for KAIA" and as I had mentioned there this event host 6 different and most useful conference programs which are listed below. You can chose one of them depending upon your area of interest and expertise. 1. Security Summit 2. 3.Airport Operations Conference 4. 5. 6. Though I am not a very good expert in judging the best technologies for KAIA , I will still try with my expertise to suggest some from the different companies/technologies list below. My pick of the list and focus on this event will be as follows: IT, Facilitation and Customer Service Conference and the exhibitors Seimens,Bayanat, RapiScan Systems, Inform, Simtra, Smiths Detection, Crisplant, UFIS Airport Solutions, Munich Airport, ARINC, Vanderlande, Human Recognition System and OptoSecurity.

SITA BagManager. Reduce the number of mishandled bags SITA’s annual Baggage Report shows there has been a substantial reduction in the number of mishandled bags over the past six years, a testament to the industry’s investment in automated baggage handling. Despite this, an average of one in a 100 bags is mishandled a day, typically during the flight transfer process. Given the cost of around $100 for each mishandled bag, this continues to represent a significant expense for the industry.

SITA’s BagManager is an application that provides comprehensive baggage management, delivering real-time information on baggage status, helping resolve baggage issues quickly and efficiently. Overview SITA's BagManager is a comprehensive real-time baggage management application, suitable for airports, airlines and handling agents. At airport check-in, the departure control system issues a bar-coded tag for each passenger’s bag. Benefits SITA's BagManager provides the following benefits.

Features SITA Global Services (SGS) SITA CUTE. Process your passengers more efficiently with common use technology Airports need to maximize the efficiency of their operations and the use of their real estate. Airlines need access to their departure control systems to process passengers everywhere in the world. Airport, airline and ground handling IT operations need to be integrated to make it all happen. SITA’s AirportConnect Open enables airports, airlines and their handling agents to access their respective IT applications in real time on shared, common use, equipment.

It allows any airline to use any agent desk, gate position or self-service kiosk for passenger check-in and bag drop, and reconciles passengers boarded. Overview AirportConnect Open builds on SITA’s decades of common use experience, as well as our global air transport industry expertise. AirportConnect Open for airports AirportConnect Open for airlines Benefits Benefits to airlines: Benefits to airports: Features AirportConnect Open includes the following features. Solari AODB.

GACA IT Vision. YAM Technologies - Access Control. A landmark deal was signed between Saudi Aerospace and YAM Technologies in January 2012 for supply and installation of Access Control systems at Jeddah Airport. Prior to that deal, Saudia Ground Services awarded YAM Technologies the contract to for installation of CCTV surveillance system at departure gates of King Khaled International Airport, followed by a contract to provide Security Management System that monitors security systems throughout all airports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabian Airlines is the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah. It operates domestic and international scheduled flights to over 90 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. The airline's main operational base is at Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED). Saudi Arabian Airlines is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization, and is the third largest airline in the Middle East. Cisco Smart Airport Infrastructure. Full steam ahead for Saudi Arabian airport developments. VIDEO: Jeddah’s new airport project secures funding. Corporate > Media Centre > Press Releases. April 4, 2014 Aerospace Press Release April 3, 2014 Aerospace Press Release April 3, 2014 Bombardier Inc. Press Release April 2, 2014 Transportation Press Release April 1, 2014 Aerospace Press Release March 31, 2014 Bombardier Inc.

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