March 12, 2014, Orlando, FL – AirIT, the leading provider of innovative information technology products and services to the air transportation industry, announced the Port of Bellingham awarded AirIT a contract for the Bellingham International Airport’s commercial terminal expansion.
AirIT will deliver its contemporary platform architecture to provide the airport with its Extended Airline System Environment (EASE™) passenger processing solution; Local Departure Control System (LDCS); Airport Operational Database and Resource Management System (AODB/RMS); and Electronic Visual Information Display System (EVIDS) solutions.
The terminal expansion program at Bellingham International Airport increases the square footage of the passenger terminal from 27,000 square feet to 90,000 square feet; one of the largest projects in the history of the Port of Bellingham. Expansion was needed to meet the demands of steadily growing traffic, which has grown 25 percent year-to-year for the last seven years.
In order to fully optimize the value of their terminal investment, the Port chose AirIT’s EASE™ Shared Use Passenger Processing System (SUPPS), supported by AirIT’s AODB/RMS solution for dynamic resource planning. The system will allow the airport to schedule any airline to use any ticket or boarding gate position without having to assign the position exclusively to a single airline.
This functionality delivers flexibility that will be able to accommodate individual airline needs as they fluctuate. Ultimately, the airport will be able to handle more traffic without having to install more dedicated workstations. Instead, the ticket and gate position assignments become dynamic, and are able to be assigned to any airline on an as needed basis.
Comments Chris Keller, AirIT President and COO, “As the Port of Bellingham works to meet significant passenger growth, AirIT is pleased to provide the airport with the capability to flexibly manage resources throughout the expansion effort while simultaneously supporting airline business processes. Our advanced technology platform can be delivered at a much lower cost than that of traditional common use technology and will continue to provide additional benefits into the future.”
AirIT’s EASE™ platform can be implemented at any airport, regardless of size, at a cost far below that of traditional common use systems. EASE™ is currently operational at 31 airports in North America.
AirIT is an information technology firm based in Orlando, FL. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions enable airports and airlines to better utilize and manage resources, enhance the passenger experience, reduce costs, and optimize revenue generation. Our airport operational, passenger processing, and revenue management platforms deliver enterprise-class business intelligence solutions and are the most innovative in the air transport marketplace. AirIT solutions are operational in 30 of the top 50 airports in North America, and as a testament to their scalability, these solutions are at home in another 100 airports and at 60 airlines worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.AirIT.com.