KAA gets system upgrade to improve handling efficienies


It was learned over the weekend that Kenya Airport Authority has contracted Spanish IT solutions provider INDRA to help them modernize terminal operations and integrate the information flow at both Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi as well as at Moi International Airport in Mombasa.
The planned system integration will cover a variety of applications, including improved allocation of boarding gates, the provision of check in gates and personnel required to result in a better resource use and optimized services for airlines using these two airports.
At the same time the new system will provide better data and statistics as well as link the gate data to a new automated billing set up, which is intended to safe cost and improve accuracy as information collected at the gates will without further intermediate processing go directly on to the invoices the programme raises.
It could not be established over the weekend if the new system will in due course also be installed at Kenyas other international airports like Kisumu and Eldoret, or in Malindi for that matter or if it remains proprietary to Nairobi and Mombasa for the time being.
KAA, headquartered at JKIA, owns and operates Kenyas main airports and aerodromes which besides the ones already mentioned include Wilson Airport, the Ukunda, Lamu / Manda Island and Lokichoggio aerodromes.