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Malta International Airport signs strategic partnership with SITA

Malta International Airport has entered into a strategic partnership with SITA in a move designed to boost its operational excellence and make it a pioneer in the use of new technology.

The partnership – which came into effect from May 10, 2016 – will allow the airport to focus on strategic investment and innovation as SITA takes over the airport’s day-to-day ICT operations.

According to SITA, the partnership will help improve ICT service levels, optimise airport operations and enhance the overall passenger experience.

The gateway welcomed 4.62 million passengers in 2015 and is expected to grow by more than 2% this year.

In a bid to better equip it to accommodate future growth, the airport has unveiled an ambitious investment programme, which includes a €28m terminal expansion.

Work on Phase 1 of the project is scheduled to commence later on this year.

Alan Borg, CEO of Malta International Airport said: “We recognise that developing our ICT infrastructure is fundamental to our future growth.

"In light of this, we are delighted to be partnering with SITA, the market leader in this industry, and look forward to working together on a digital blueprint to meet our future demands.”

Dave Bakker, SITA president, Europe said: “As a global supplier of end-to-end solutions to the broader air transport industry, we are in the unique position of being able to support the full gamut of airport, airline, and government systems found in airports today.

"This allows us to take our service to the industry a step further, by managing the end-to-end ICT infrastructure for airports while guiding their future investment to ensure cost savings and improved service delivery.”

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