Cochin International Airport to invest in self-service at new terminal.
India’s fourth largest international airport will open the new terminal in 2016, handling up to 4,000 passengers per hour.
In total, the new terminal will have 130 check-in workstations, 150 boarding pass printers, 150 bag tag printers, and 20 boarding stations.
Cochin will use Common Use Passenger Processing System (CUPPS), Common Use Self-Service (CUSS) kiosks and Baggage Reconciliation System from SITA.
As part of the implementation SITA will provide the underlying infrastructure and network support to ensure smooth operations of the systems.
A.C.K. Nair, Airport Director of CIAL, said:
“As our airport expands, it is essential we are as efficient as possible and that the technology that underlies everything we do is highly reliable and delivers exactly what we need. SITA has done a great job as our partner for several years. The team knows CIAL well and will help us deploy the services for the new terminal quickly and smoothly.”
Maneesh Jaikrishna, SITA Vice President India and Subcontinent, said:
“Through our work with hundreds of airports across the world and our industry research we know that passengers are happy using self-service.”
SITA has a strong relationship with airports throughout India. It provides solutions to 41 of the 43 Indian airports that are earmarked for modernization.
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