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SITA reports improvements in baggage handling

SITA reports improvements in baggage handling

11th Apr 2013 Press Release Airline News Organisations & Operators

Airline baggage handling improved last year with the rate of mishandled bags dropping 1.78 percent, according to the ninth annual SITA Baggage Report. In 2012, 8.83 bags per thousand passengers were mishandled, down from 8.99 in 2011. The air transport industry achieved this improvement despite a 4.5 percent rise in passenger numbers to 2.95 billion; higher passenger volumes inevitably increase pressure on airport baggage operations.

Garuda Indonesia switches to SITA for market insight on fares

Garuda Indonesia switches to SITA for market insight on fares

In a move to ensure optimum fares for its 20 million passengers, Garuda Indonesia has switched to SITA’s innovative fare pricing software, Airfare Insight. The system monitors competitor fare activity in an increasingly complex market that can have 20 million fare changes in a single week. It enables Garuda to make fully-informed fare changes in real time ensuring the airline continually offers competitive fares to customers.

SITA speeds up for London 2012 Olympic Games

SITA speeds up for London 2012 Olympic Games

30th Jul 2012 Airline News

Air transport communications specialist SITA has doubled the speed airlines can exchange the electronic data that is vital for the functioning of the air transport industry. This will allow SITA to manage the major peaks in traffic at airports worldwide smoothly this summer and in particular from July for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

SITA doubles speed of data exchange to help airlines over Olympic peak

SITA doubles speed of data exchange to help airlines over Olympic peak

29th Jul 2012 Press Release Airline News Travel Technology News

Air transport communications specialist SITA has doubled the speed that airlines can exchange the electronic data that is vital for the functioning of the air transport industry. This will allow SITA to manage the major peaks in traffic at airports worldwide smoothly this summer and in particular in July through September during the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Airlines and airports step a little closer to near field communications

Airlines and airports step a little closer to near field communications

SITA has taken the air transport industry a step closer to introducing near field communication (NFC) technology with the unveiling of the first proof-of-concept which uses the NFC chip inside smartphones. This SIM-based proof-of-concept demonstrates how passengers’ journeys through the airport can become much smoother as they use their NFC-enabled phone to simply “tap and check-in” or “tap and board” their flight.

SITA speeds up boarding process at Vienna International Airport

11th Oct 2011 Press Release Airline News Travel Technology News

Passengers flying with any airline from Vienna International Airport will enjoy faster and more efficient boarding as the world’s first common-use self-boarding gates go into operation there. The gates, provided by air transport IT specialist SITA, are being installed throughout Vienna’s terminals, including the new terminal Skylink, which will open mid-2012.