Jul 13, 2017: Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, with its head office located at Seychelles International Airport on the island of Mahé, will be launching SITA’s state-of-the-art common-use passenger processing systems (CUPPS) at Seychelles International Airport. This investment offers better flexibility for international airlines operating from the airport by allowing them to share common-use terminal equipment for check-in and boarding.
The airline which offers ground-handling services to airlines operating from Seychelles International Airport is presently upgrading its technology to guarantee a smooth travel experience every step of the way. The upgrade is being carried out in collaboration with the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority and SITA.
The new systems will optimise the use of terminal facilities, speed up the flow of passengers and enhance service levels for all international travellers flying from Seychelles International Airport.
Roy Kinnear, chief executive officer of Air Seychelles, said, “The new common-use terminal equipment will enable Air Seychelles to connect to various Departure Control Systems used by other airlines operating to Seychelles, providing more flexibility to our ground handling operations.
“Even more importantly, it will enable us to streamline the check-in and boarding process for all the international travelers that are handled at Seychelles International Airport, making sure they have a smooth experience. This development from SITA follows the long list of innovative technological solutions which we have implemented to ensure an improved guest experience.”
Gilbert Faure, chief executive officer of the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority, said, “Introducing cutting-edge CUPPS infrastructure at Seychelles International Airport puts us on par with some of the most modern airports in the world. Having a standardized system for handling passengers will improve the airport experience for all international travelers, irrespective of the airline they are flying with, which is a fantastic achievement. We have developed a strong relationship with both Air Seychelles and SITA and are pleased to have worked together to install this new technology."
Maneesh Jaikrishna, vice president Indian Subcontinent, Eastern & Southern Africa said, “Our common-use systems bring new efficiencies to Seychelles International Airport for both Air Seychelles and other operators. This in turn will have a dramatic impact on passengers who will benefit from a smooth and seamless travel experience.”
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