Passenger traffic forces check-in system upgrade

An artist’s impression of the renovated Sharjah International Airport

Due to huge rise in passenger traffic last year (three million) at Sharjah International Airport there will be a major upgrade of the check-in systems.

Ghanem Al Hajri, chairman of Sharjah Aviation Services, said, “There has been a tremendous 36 per cent growth in passenger traffic over the last year, partly because we are now the home base for the Middle East’s first low cost carrier, Air Arabia, which is experiencing great success.
“SITA is helping us to drive business transformation through the smart deployment of IT systems tailored to our customers’ specific needs and we have now decided to upgrade to AirportConnect CUTE (common use terminal equipment), a web-enabled version of CUTE as part of our overall airport expansion plan.”
The SITA CUTE technology will support 105 check-in counters and workstations, which will maximise the airport’s terminal space and use of shared infrastructure. The implementation will reduce the need for additional dedicated check-in facilities and allow the airport to maintain its high level of service to all airlines operating from Sharjah International Airport with minimal cost.