Male, November 21 (newsin.asia): The Maldives’ Velana International Airport has now successfully deployed advanced Amadeus’ airport management solutions anticipating an increase in traffic, Adil Moosa, Managing Director, Maldives Airports Company Limited, told Travel Daily News.
Located in the capital Male, the airport presently receives 2.6 million passengers and over 35 scheduled and chartered carriers annually.
Moosa said that Velana has recently deployed Amadeus Airport Operational Database (AODB), to host, manage, and disseminate complex flight-related information. Amadeus AODB provides complete visibility of flight schedules up to 365 days ahead to accurately forecast passenger and baggage demand.
Velana has also implemented Amadeus Airport Fixed Resource Management Solution (RMS) which allows the airport to determine the best resource allocation against its flight schedule.
Together, these two solutions enable the airport to accurately plan an optimized management of its resources far in advance. Velana will be able to make data-driven decisions for precise resource allocation, resulting in better slot adherence and increased on-time performance.
The technology has been proven to reduce delays, minimize costs, maximize revenues and increase operational efficiency.
“The recent change in our name to Velana International Airport signifies new beginnings, with new infrastructure developments for the future and we’ve started by transforming our technology and processes with Amadeus. With the increasing flow of visitors to the Maldives, it was becoming a strain to maintain efficiency and deliver quality experiences due to numerous manual processes.”
“We have been growing steadily over the past decade as tourism has come to the fore, and we really see the value in Amadeus’ technology to help us manage and automate our airport operations”
“It’s also great that it was accessible to a smaller airport like Velana.We are already seeing cost savings, reduced delays, and healthier profit margins. More importantly, it has empowered us to continue providing passengers a smooth experience through our ‘gateway to paradise,” Moosa told Travel Daily News.
Sarah Samuel, Head of Airport IT Sales, Amadeus Asia Pacific, said: “As we grow our customer base in Asia Pacific, it is key that we are able to service any type or size of airport, anywhere in the region. Our scalable technology fits perfectly with Velana’s plans for future growth without the need for big future investments. This has been an exciting project for us as we have adapted our offer to meet and exceed the needs of our customer. We are proud of the trust that Velana International has placed in us to deliver this market-leading solution.”
Amadeus is currently working with the airport to implement more airport management solutions throughout its journey of digital transformation.
(The featured picture at the top is that of the Velana International Airport in Male. Photo: Travel Daily News)