Indonesia to Adopt SITA Systems

IN APRIL, PT Angkasa Pura 1 (PAP1), Indonesia’s state-owned airport operator, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with SITA to provide IT solutions to improve services at the 13 airports under its management.
Work will initially focus on the new terminal at Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, the but both Surabaya and Balikpapan Airports are also expected to be early beneficiaries of the cooperation.
Tommy Soetomo, President Director, PAP1, said: “This partnership with SITA is part of a major effort by the government to develop airport infrastructure.  By partnering with SITA, PAP1 and its Indonesian airports will have world-class systems providing the best in passenger services with minimal CAPEX investment.  Our costs are aligned directly with the actual number of passengers using the airports.  It is very much in line with our repositioning and restructuring programme, launched by the new Board of Directors assigned by the Indonesian government in July 2010.
“As we looked at how we should develop Indonesian airports, we realised that SITA has the capability to provide all the information technology systems required for airport management and operations and the flexibility to share our risk by charging on a per passenger basis.”