Rhode Island Airport Corporation, the operator of T F Green Airport in Providence, USA, has partnered with air travel IT specialist SITA to implement its common-use passenger check-in and boarding management system for international carriers.
The SITA AirportConnect Open platform is a cloud-based solution that makes it easy for international airlines to use their passenger management applications at the airport. This means that passengers experience faster and more convenient boarding times regardless of their location. The solution is scalable both in terms of the level of usage and pricing, so costs are in line with the varying levels of airport business and revenues, making it suitable for both smaller and larger airports.
Kelly Fredericks, president and CEO, Rhode Island Airport Corporation, said, “As an international airport we need to provide the best facilities to overseas airlines to encourage them to set up routes to Rhode Island. SITA’s airport technology is used by hundreds of airports across the world and installing this system makes it quick and easy for airlines to work here in the same way they operate at other airports.
“SITA has also provided us with a solution that is hugely flexible and scalable. Because it is a cloud-based service we do not have to invest in infrastructure on site here at the airport. New airlines can be up and running quickly and adding seasonal routes will be easy.”
Paul Houghton, SITA president, Americas, said, “T F Green Airport is a perfect example of how cloud technology benefits airports. Common-use systems, which allow many airports to use the same check-in desks, boarding gates, and other equipment, are used all around the world, but for smaller airports the upfront investment can sometimes make it difficult to implement.
“Our airport experience and rate of deployment are unmatched and we were happy work with Green Airport and share our expertise as they moved to common-use in the cloud.”