General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboda International Airport, known as Mexicali International Airport, has been moved onto SITA’s AirportConnect Open platform.
Managed by Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico (GAP), the airport plans to use the technology to help drive growth by attracting international carriers.
Located close to the US-Mexico border in Baja California, Mexicali is the northernmost airport in Mexico and the fastest growing among the 12 airports in Mexico managed by GAP. In 2018 it saw record growth with annual passenger numbers rising 42% from 2017.
SITA’s common-use platform will enable all airlines to share the same check-in and boarding equipment while international carriers can operate in the same way they do at other airports around the world.
“SITA is the ideal technology partner for GAP,” said Juan Francisco Martinez Mira, IT and Innovation Quality Director at GAP. “Together we have developed an IT plan across our group so that our costs for SITA’s services are harmonised across all the airports we operate. At Mexicali the solution SITA has provided will improve capacity and allow us to grow our passenger numbers further.”
Elbson Quadros, SITA VP, Latin America added: “The investment in this technology has the benefit of improving the airport experience by processing passengers quickly and providing easy self-service options. It also allows airlines to operate easily using common-use standards, which will encourage the growth of international traffic.”