HARRY Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport manager Joseph Mumbi (right, front row in black suit) taking Livingstone member of Parliament Howard Sikwela (second from right, front) around the new terminal building under construction. - Picture by CHARLES CHISALA.

HARRY Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport manager Joseph Mumbi (right, front row in black suit) taking Livingstone member of Parliament Howard Sikwela (second from right, front) around the new terminal building under construction. – Picture by CHARLES CHISALA.

LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA: SITA says that it is transforming Zambia’s Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in a multi-million dollar deal to automate all airport operations and provide world-class service to the country’s growing tourism market. Under the new agreement, SITA will modernize the airport’s passenger processing, network infrastructure and security management solutions and serve as the master systems integrator to ensure all new solutions work together seamlessly.

During the first three months of the project, SITA delivered its AirportConnect Open passenger processing platform, which all airlines can use. SITA’s AirportConnect Open enables airports, airlines and their handling agents to access their respective IT applications in real time on shared equipment.

The company also provided its new AirportVision flight information display system throughout the airport and a new public address system to keep passengers well informed throughout their journeys. The airport showcased the new technology during the recent UN World Tourism Organization’s General Assembly, which Livingstone hosted.

During the next phase of the project, SITA will implement an integrated system throughout the airport. This will include a Local Area Network, WiFi, Internet Protocol TV, Closed Circuit TV and fire alarm systems, in collaboration with third-party network and security suppliers.

From : Ciol.com

23 October 2013

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