Beijing Int Airport partners with SITA
Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), has signed a four-year, multi-million dollar contract with SITA. The deal for SITA’s common-use technology, AirportConnect Open, will enable 700 work stations, more than 1,000 ticket or bag tag printers, nearly 300 scanners, more than 200 counters and 100 boarding gates in terminals 2 and 3 to be used by the airlines operating at the airport.
Shi Bo-Li, CEO, BCIA said, “SITA has been a trusted partner of BCIA for many years. Using SITA’s technology means that global standards are adhered to and the airlines know their applications will work smoothly and securely in Beijing. In the new contract period, let us continue to expect the excellent service SITA delivers 24/7 that makes them the ideal partner for our airport.”
Airports and airlines can use kiosks, self-boarding gates and self-bag drop to help manage peaks of passenger traffic. At Beijing, SITA is working with the airport to investigate how both kiosks and self-bag drop can support the management of its passengers as the airport continues to grow between three and five per cent.
Francesco Violante, CEO, SITA said, “The choice by BCIA to continue to use SITA’s common-use platform is a testament of our strong working relationship. Our team on the ground at the airport works closely with BCIA and over the years has supported the airport as it has grown to manage more than 80 million passengers each year.”