Accord with Thales-SITA extended

Mission critical systems pertaining to security and operational passenger processing at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) will continue to be provided by the Thales-SITA consortium.

The announcement follows the signing of an agreement to extend the current two-year contract for another three years starting January 2023.

Inked by Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) chief executive Mohamed Al Binfalah alongside Thales vice-president of sales Roger Nakouzi and SITA country director Christophe Ravoire during the Bahrain International Airshow, the agreement is for the provision of support and maintenance services for BIA, which is operated and managed by BAC.

“We are pleased to renew our partnership with Thales-SITA, which has provided advanced solutions for BIA for the past two years,” said Mr Al Binfalah.

“This brings us another step closer to realising the kingdom’s digital transformation goals and ensuring BIA continues to operate with modern and reliable mission critical systems that optimise performance, allowing us to make faster and more informed data-driven decisions.”

Mr Ravoire commented: “Thales is honoured that BIA, which is recently awarded as the best new airport in the world by Skytrax, confirms the long-term commitments and trusted partnership with us.”

Noting that collaborating with BAC, SITA has helped drive greater efficiencies, smarter passenger processing, and more agile resource management at BIA, the company’s Middle East and Africa president Hani El Assaad said: “We’re excited to renew this partnership and look forward to delivering the latest innovative solutions to optimise operations and boost passenger experience across the journey.”




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