Perth Airport has formed a new long-term partnership with Amadeus to implement ACUS, a cutting edge cloud-based technology to benefit airline customers and travellers.
This agreement marks Amadeus’ continued expansion of its airport IT business in the Asia Pacific region, with Perth Airport its first customer in Australia.
The next generation, cloud-based ACUS solution will make use of application virtualisation, allowing passenger processing systems to be accessed and deployed anywhere, on demand.
This means airlines can use the platform from a desktop computer, laptop or mobile device, and enables passengers to be checked-in and boarding passes to be printed from any location.
Ground handlers will also be able to handle passenger processing for multiple airlines at the same time from any gate or terminal and from any device.
Any combination of applications can be hosted without any constraint or limitation on the actual workstation or device.
The common use platform will also simplify user training, allowing for the rapid deployment of new employees.
The infrastructure and hardware reduction also means that Amadeus’ environmentally-friendly platform is expected to help Perth Airport reduce its carbon dioxide emissions and improve its environmental footprint.
John Jarrell, head of airport IT, Amadeus said that they were delighted to partner with Perth Airport as it pioneers new innovations in the Australian market, while investing to improve its service to both travellers and its airline partners.
“Airports across the world are under pressure to think differently in order to handle increasingly significant numbers of passengers, and modern technology has a huge role to play.
“The deployment of ACUS is only the beginning of our partnership with Perth Airport, and we look forward to continuing to work closely together,” he said.
This partnership follows the launch of ACUS at Innsbruck Airport, announced in February and the major deal signed with The Avinor Group in June to adopt ACUS in the airports it operates in Norway.