Passenger processing at Mumbai Airport gets upgrade from SITA
SITA’s self-service technology: SITA AirportConnect Open will be integrated at more than 600 counters at Mumbai Airport, which will also implement 90 CUSS kiosks, an automated barcode boarding pass validation system and SITA’s renowned Baggage Reconciliation Technology.
Passengers at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) can expect a faster and smoother airport experience, with improvements being made throughout passenger handling operations at Mumbai’s main gateway. The upgrades are part of a 10-year contract between India’s second busiest airport and SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport IT and communication.
SITA will facilitate the airport with its state-of-the-art passenger processing technology, including the SITA AirportConnect Open common-use passenger processing system, designed to streamline the airport journey through common-use check-in and boarding, as well as self-service kiosks.
In addition, cutting-edge Baggage Reconciliation Technology is being implemented to minimise incidences of lost luggage – 120 hand-held terminals will ensure that the right bag is on the right plane with the right passenger. The airport will also be one of the first airports in the world to benefit from SITA’s Airport iValidate automated barcode boarding pass validation system.
Mr. Rajeev Jain, CEO of CSIA’s operator Mumbai International Airport Ltd, said: “MIAL has always pioneered the implementation of industry leading initiatives for CSIA, currently the second busiest airport in India. As the technological requirements at CSIA have gradually evolved over a period of time, MIAL is pleased to have SITA on board as its long-term technology partner and who has also played a very credible role in the modernisation of CSIA in the past. MIAL is looking forward to strengthening that partnership in the days to come.”
The implementation of the new systems is part of MIAL’s strategy to manage the increase in passenger traffic at CSIA, which had a throughput of almost 31 million in the last year. MIAL plans to increase its handling capacity at the airport from 36 flights per hour to 48, with a total capacity of 40 million passengers annually.
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