Amadeus has deployed its airport solutions suite to assist operations at Velana International Airport in the Maldives, which currently serves flights from 35 carriers and more than 2.6 million passengers each year. Formerly known as Male International Airport, the name change signifies new beginnings for the facility, with the technology upgrade set to help manage the increasing flow of visitors to the Maldives.

Velana has recently deployed Amadeus Airport Operational Database to “host, manage and disseminate complex flight-related information”. This system provides complete visibility of flight schedules up to a year in advance, to accurately forecast passenger and baggage demand. Also new to Velana is Amadeus Airport Fixed Resource Management Solution, which helps the airport determine the best resource allocation against its flight schedule.

Maldives Airport Company managing director Adil Moosa said “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,” he added, saying the company was already seeing cost savings, reduced delays and healthier profit margins.

Sarah Samuel, Amadeus Head of Airport IT Sales Asia Pacific said the company’s scalable technology fitted perfectly with Velana’s plans for future growth. She said Amadeus was currently working with the airport to implement more solutions through its “journey of digital transformation”.


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