Air transport IT specialist, SITA, was yesterday (October 20) named the ‘Best Airport IT Service Provider’ at the Emerging Markets Airports Awards (EMAA), held in Kuwait. It is the fourth time SITA has won the award.
SITA was recognized for its unique system integration capabilities, where the company leverages its own technology with best-of-breed third party systems, helping airports to manage their operations more proactively and efficiently.
Hani El-Assaad, SITA president, Middle East, India, and Africa, said, “We at SITA are honored to be again named the ‘Best Airport IT Service Provider’. The award is testament to the value we provide to the community of airports around the globe, helping them transform their operations and communications to become more efficient entities that deliver a great passenger experience.”
Over the past few years SITA has provided new technology to several emerging airports including upgrades to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International in Turkey, IT improvements to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International in Zambia, and new solutions for São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil to help accommodate the influx of passengers during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The EMAA awards distinguish excellence in 16 categories from emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Winners were selected based on the results of surveys carried out with professionals involved in airports, aviation, aerospace, and cargo and logistics markets.