Baku Airport partners with Amadeus

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Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan, has partnered with Amadeus to to future-proof its IT and passenger systems.

Amadeus’s Airport IT technology in use at the airport includes core airport management systems such as an operational database, resource management and flight information display systems. The airport will also deploy its key passenger processing systems using Amadeus’s cloud-based Airport Common Use Service. The move represents the first time an airport has relied on the cloud to deliver all its core systems.

The implementation of these new airport systems will enable world-class operations at Baku’s international airport, with a single, consistent view of operations without the need for manual updates. For example, the move to Amadeus’s cloud-based Airport Operational Database (AODB) will ensure real-time awareness of airline schedule changes thanks to automated updates to the system.

Thanks to an efficient common use service delivered from the cloud, Baku can now flexibly scale passenger processing services up or down depending on demand. The airport is also now equipped for innovative new approaches such as off-site check-in.

Teymur Gasanov, director of Heydar Aliyev International Airport, said, “How many passengers do we expect at any given moment? How many gates will we need today? Has an airline delayed a flight, or changed the aircraft type, and does that require different resources? These are just a few of the questions our multiple teams at Baku can now work more collaboratively to address thanks to our new cloud-based systems. We’re proud to be leading the airport industry in the adoption of cloud computing.”

Bruno Spada, executive vice president, airport IT, at Amadeus, added, “We believe that forward thinking airports such as Heydar Aliyev International demonstrate the significant integration, collaboration and mobility benefits the cloud can deliver. Successfully working with Baku to manage both its passenger and operational systems in the cloud is a landmark for Amadeus in the airport industry.”

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