Yangon International Airport (YIA) in
is gearing up for a projected annual growth of 20% with new common-use systems
from air transport IT specialist, SITA.
SITA is providing its AirportConnect Open system, which enables airlines from around the world to easily use the airport’s check-in counters and gate resources.
As part of the AirportConnect Open delivery, SITA is also supplying the country’s first self-service check-in kiosks, which will offer passengers quick and easy check-in.
The recent investment in the airport’s infrastructure comes as
Myanmar prepares for a surge of
visitors for the 27th South East Asian Games, which the country will host in
U Win Ko, General Manager,
Airport said, “Since 2008, passenger
numbers at have nearly
doubled to three million, and by 2015, we expect to handle more than five
million passengers annually. Over the last year, we have seen the airport grow
from 14 to 22 airlines, which means we need to increase our capacity
immediately, while also planning for the future. The combination of SITA’s
global industry experience and its world-class common use systems makes SITA
the ideal partner to help us manage this period of tremendous growth, while
ensuring we remain up-to-date with the latest technology and industry
Ilya Gutlin, SITA President Asia Pacific, said, “
poised to become Asia’s next big aviation
market. The airport’s new common-use system will help maximize its current
infrastructure and provide world-class service to international airlines, while
facilitating more efficient passenger flows and improving service levels. This
will put the airport in an excellent position to welcome new entrants and will
help set the stage for the significant growth expected in the future.”
With SITA AirportConnect Open,
will employ a
common-use solution that helps facilitate passenger check-in and boarding
processes for the 22 international airlines currently serving the airport. Yangon International
In addition, airlines considering flying to
Myanmar can be
assured that they can run their applications on SITA’s proven common-use
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