Abu Dhabi International Airport recently chose advanced technology from SITA, an air transport IT specialist, for the new Midfield Terminal, which will service approximately 30 million passengers annually beginning in July 2017.
The deal between Abu Dhabi International Airport and SITA technology will last for five years. During that time, SITA will supply the airport with a variety of integrated airport solutions, including the company’s next-generation airport management system, automated boarding gates, common-use passenger processing platform, baggage management services and flight information display systems.
“We are building the Midfield Terminal to exceed global standards for connectivity and high-tech integration,” Eng. Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said. “We will ensure that the very latest in every system is installed. From baggage tracking and handling to flight display systems, passengers will benefit from a highly sophisticated IT support system to ease and speed their journey through the airport.”
The Midfield Terminal will be the home base for the United Arab Emirates’ national carrier, Etihad Airways.
“In today’s complex airport environment, it’s important to have integrated solutions that help enhance collaboration among all stakeholders,” Hani El-Assaad, president, Middle East, India and Africa, SITA, said. “We look forward to working with the airport and its partners to deploy a connected infrastructure platform that will help streamline operations, make the airport more efficient, and create a seamless passenger experience.”