As Abu Dhabi Airports plans to serve a capacity of 45 million passengers by 2017, has partnered with global IT provider SITA to introduce its latest technologies across Abu Dhabi International Airport’s (AUH) three terminals.

The investment in SITA’s latest innovations will bring Abu Dhabi International Airport’s entire IT infrastructure in line with the systems that SITA is already implementing in the new Midfield Terminal Building, currently under construction. These new technologies will help to improve the airport’s operational efficiency while providing a seamless passenger experience across all terminals.

As part of the five year contract, SITA will provide a range of advanced and fully integrated airport systems. One of these includes their Airport Management solution which will allow Abu Dhabi Airports to proactively manage the operation of AUH by providing real-time information from across all facilities. This will enable the operations team to plan for events before they happen, while ensuring resources are fully optimized.

Other key products from SITA include AirportConnect® Open, which enables airlines to share check-in areas, kiosks and boarding areas while still having access to their own data, and BagManager which allows bags to be tracked in real-time, providing a clear status on any bag no matter where it is in the baggage system.

In addition to these three systems, passengers will also enjoy new automated boarding gates, and flight information display systems.