New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to upgrade terminal IT with Amadeus
MSY to use Extended Airline
System Environment (EASE™) to help grow international flights
Once EASE™ is implemented,
airlines at MSY will be able to move between any gates or check-in counters
across the airport seamlessly
April 5, 2017 – For many airports, upgrading or changing technology can be a
long process that can all too often involve disruption to operations –
especially where renovations are needed. The disruption can also limit access to gates
or check-in desks, which impacts both airlines and travellers.
Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is preventing this disruption
by adopting Extended Airline System Environment (EASE™), a hybrid common-use infrastructure
platform developed by Air-Transport IT Services (AirIT), an Amadeus company. The
solution will help MSY meet its airline growth and optimize its new North
Terminal, due to open in February 2019.
is implemented, airlines at MSY will be able to move between gates or check-in
counters seamlessly. The system uses application virtualisation so airline
staff can access the full functionality of their passenger processing systems
from any desktop.
staff will have direct access to back-office functionalities and use their own
native software, saving on training costs and time. In addition, EASE™ will
help support MSY’s plans to grow services by making it easier for new airlines
to establish a route through New Orleans.
Mark Reis, Interim Director of Aviation for Louis
Armstrong International Airport, says: "Over the last several years, we have seen the number of
airlines at MSY increase rapidly, and we were running out of room for them in
the terminal. Choosing to implement AirIT’s EASE™ was an easy decision because
it gives our airline partners flexibility in their operations and gives us the
opportunity to continue expanding service even in our current facility.”
Wakim, AirIT CEO, adds: "We are very excited to add
MSY to our growing list of airports using EASE™. MSY has great plans to grow
its international presence, and we look forward to helping the airport expand
operations with little risk. This is a great opportunity for us to show how
EASE™ can help airports provide a better experience for travellers.”
EASE™ has been
implemented at nearly 50 North American airports including LAX, JFK, CLT, FLL and
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technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include
travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.),
(travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel
Amadeus group employs around 15,200 people worldwide, across central sites in
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as well as over 70 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations globally and has a
presence in more than 190 countries.
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celebrating 30 years of collaboration with customers, 30 years of technological
innovation and 30 years of helping power better journeys for travellers all
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Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the primary commercial
airport in the State of Louisiana serving over 80% of all passengers flying
into the state. Armstrong International Airport is owned by the City of New Orleans.
The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB), an unattached board of the City of New
Orleans, oversees the administration, operation, and maintenance of Armstrong
International. The Airport has 15 airlines providing service to 57 non-stop
destinations, including six international destinations. A new world-class
terminal complex is currently being constructed. The new North Terminal will be
complete by February 2019. For more information, please visit www.flymsy.com.
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