SITA has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide passenger processing technology for San Diego International Airport’s $1 billion dollar ‘Green Build’ project.
The gateway’s ‘Green Build’ project is the largest in the airport’s history and will allow it to expand capacity from 17 million passengers a year to an estimated 33 million by 2030.
As part of the deal, SITA will provide:
- a local departure control system (a boarding pass and bag tag issuing system for airlines without connection to their normal system)
- more than 300 information display monitors
- more than 100 common use self-service (CUSS) kiosks
- and 150 common use passenger processing system (CUPPS) workstations.
These systems will operate using the SITA AirportConnect Open platform.
Howard Kourik, director of IT at San Diego International Airport, said: “Common use systems, which allow all check-in and boarding areas to be used by all airlines, are the ideal solution for an airport such as San Diego.
“By using SITA’s AirportConnect CUPPS platform, we will be able to use our limited space in a much more efficient way and allow more airlines to operate from here offering more choices to passengers.”
The Green Build project, which began in 2009, will see 10 new gates built at the airport’s Terminal 2 as well as new curbside check–in facilities, a dual-level roadway system (to relieve curb–front traffic congestion), more security lanes and an expanded concessions area.
The project is forecast to be fully completed by August 2013.
Paul Houghton, SITA’s regional vice president, North America, said: “San Diego airport’s expansion is setting the bar internationally with its commitment to the environment.
“One example of this is that it is installing SITA’s S3 check-in kiosk which is the greenest kiosk with the smallest footprint in the market.
“By using the latest technology and shared systems from SITA, the airport facilities will be used more efficiently and capable of nearly doubling passenger throughput over the next fifteen years.”