IMS EMEA Newsletter Issue 7 - April 2012


Spain’s Lleida Airport selects ARINC and Ikusi to provide Advanced Check-In solution


Lleida Airport selects ARINC and Ikusi to provide Advanced Check-In solutionSpain’s Lleida-Alguaire Airport, a major winter gateway to the skiing resorts of the Pyrenees, is accommodating thousands more holidaymakers this winter season. Thanks to the introduction of new, cost efficient passenger technologies - vMUSE EnterpriseTM and Hosted DCS - delivered by ARINC, in partnership with Spanish IT specialist Ikusi.

The new system, which operates on cost effective “thin client” hardware which uses an internet connection, is enabling the expanding airport to handle about 30,000 additional arrivals and departures. These are coming from UK travel operator Neilson-Thomas Cook which is making its debut there with charter flights.

In preparation, ARINC installed a new check-in area, featuring six desks, a new departure area with two gates, and a new arrivals area with two baggage claim belts. ARINC and Ikusi worked to create remotely hosted check-in and departure systems which don’t require costly servers, local networks, or conventional workstations on-site. All of the data processing required is performed at an off-site central processor maintained by ARINC. It is a highly scalable solution for small or large airports with the added benefit of reducing airport energy costs. “These new passenger systems fully meet the operational needs of our tour operators and reduce the processing times while remaining within a budget of an airport like us which relies on seasonal traffic,” said Alberto Lopez, Lleida Airport Director. In addition to its improvements for passenger check-in and departures, the airport has also installed two new security control points and passport control stations which is enabling it to double its previous security handling capacity.



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