Sulaiman Al Hamdan, Group CEO of Arabian SAS, left, hands the Best Airport IT Service Provider Award to Yahya Kabbani, Senior Account Manager at SITA
Emerging Market Airport Awards recognizes SITA for fourth time
Air transport IT specialist, SITA, was yesterday named the ‘Best Airport IT Service Provider’ at the Emerging Markets Airports Awards (EMAA), held in Kuwait. This is the fourth time SITA has won this prestigious award.
SITA was recognized for its unique system integration capability – leveraging its own world-class technology with best-of-breed third party systems – helping airports manage their operations more proactively and efficiently.
Hani El-Assaad, SITA President, Middle East, India, and Africa said: “We at SITA are honored to be again named the ‘Best Airport IT Service Provider’. The award is testament to the value we provide to the community of airports around the globe, helping them transform their operations and communications to become more efficient entities that deliver a great passenger experience.”
Over the past few years SITA has provided new technology to several emerging airports, including upgrades to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, IT improvements to Livingstone’s airport, the main tourist gateway to Zambia’s Victoria Falls as well providing new solutions to GRU Airport in Sao Paulo to help accommodate the influx of passengers during last year’s FIFA World Cup™.
The EMAA awards distinguish excellence in 16 categories of airport operations and professionals from emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Russia and the CIS states. Recipients were selected by surveying the most diverse and discerning group of professionals involved in airports, aviation, aerospace, and cargo and logistics across the emerging markets.