SITA takes over ICT operations at Malta International

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Malta International Airport has partnered with air transport IT provider SITA to take over the day-to-day ICT operations at the airport. The partnership aims to improve service levels, optimize operations and enhance the overall passenger experience at the airport.

The partnership with SITA, which came into effect from May 10, 2016, will allow Malta International Airport to focus on strategic investment and innovation.

SITA plans to integrate ICT into the heart of the airport’s growth strategy over the long term.

Malta International Airport welcomed 4.62 million passengers in 2015 and is expected to grow by more than 2% this year. The company also unveiled an ambitious investment program which included a €28m (US$32m) terminal expansion program. Work on phase one of the project is scheduled to commence later this year.

Alan Borg, CEO of Malta International Airport, said, “We recognize that developing our ICT infrastructure is fundamental to our future growth. In light of this, we are delighted to be partnering with SITA, the market leader in this industry, and look forward to working together on a digital blueprint to meet our future demands.”

Dave Bakker, SITA president, Europe, said, “As a global supplier of end-to-end solutions to the broader air transport industry, we are in the unique position of being able to support the full gamut of airport, airline, and government systems found in airports today. This allows us to take our service to the industry a step further, by managing the end-to-end ICT infrastructure for airports while guiding their future investment to ensure cost savings and improved service delivery.”

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