SITA automated gates process more than 1.2 million passengers at Moscow airport during World Cup
More than 1.2 million visitors to Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME) during the 2018 World Cup celebrations were speedily processed by SITA’s Airport Self-Service Gates, and the gates have been used by 3.3 million people since the beginning of the year, according to an announcement.
“SITA’s technology showed its effectiveness during the peaks of traffic when soccer fans from all over the world flew through Domodedovo for the matches,” says Domodedovo Integration CEO Gennady Zalutsky. “We are confident that this landmark project, which makes use of modern technologies, will raise the quality of passenger services at DME to a new level.”
Domodedovo was the first airport in Russia to introduce SITA’s passenger flow technology, and eventually more than 150 automated gates will be installed in its Terminals 1 and 2. The introduction of SITA’s automated gates and Airport iValidate technology at Domodedovo Airport was a finalist in the “Urban Technologies” category of the recent Moscow Urban Forum 2018 Community Awards. The company won an award earlier this year from the Air Transport World’s 2018 Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards for its work with JetBlue and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on paperless, biometric self-boarding.
“We have helped many countries manage major events by introducing technology that automates the flow of passenger through major airports,” says SITA’s VP of Russia and CIS Dmitry Krasnov. “From the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles to the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and this year in Russia. While these events are often the catalysts for introducing new technology, we continue to see the benefit of these investments well after the final whistle has gone. This is particularly the case in fast growth markets such Brazil and Russia where the number of passengers continues to grow rapidly.”
SITA also recently extended its partnership with Brisbane Airport, where its biometric processing and self-service bag drop have already been deployed.