Abu Dhabi signs deal to rollout IATA CUPPS technology

Guest Writer

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and aviation IT specialist SITA have revealed details of a five year deal, which will bring sweeping changes to all of the emirate’s airports turning them into high-tech centres for passenger processing.Abu Dhabi International Airport, which saw 11.7% passenger growth in the first half of this year, will become the first major hub in the Middle East to benefit from the new IATA CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing Systems) passenger processing standard following an agreement with SITA to upgrade its AirportConnect CUTE check-in platform to CUPPS.The agreement also provides for SITA to maintain more than 350 check-in counters, 24 self-service kiosks for multiple airline use, and upgrade the baggage reconciliation system across Abu Dhabi Airport’s three terminals: Al Ain International Airport, Al Bateen Executive Airport and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) terminal and City terminal.

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