With the objective of boosting King Fahd International Airport’s operational efficiencies to meet expanding need, Dammam Airports Company (DACO) has signed two strategic arrangements with Vanderlande and Serco Middle East at the 18 th Airport terminal Show, happening in Dubai, UAE.
Recognized as the world's biggest annual airport terminal exhibit, the occasion occurs until 9 May under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.
As part of DACO's arrangement with Vanderlande, the global market leader for value-added logistic procedure automation at flight terminals, the two entities will certainly work on introducing a cutting edge Baggage Handling System (BHS) at KFIA that will assist make travel treatments smoother for airport employees, guests and airlines.
" Our top concern at Dammam Airports Company is to add to the advancement of state-of- the-art air travel facilities in the Kingdom through a collection of tactical growths at King Fahd International Airport. Directed by our vision to change airports and redefine the travel experience, our initiatives in the last 10 months have concentrated on broadening the airport terminal's functional performance, as it witnesses a steady development in traveler web traffic and a raised need for commercial solutions. We are pleased to partner with global leaders like Vanderlande and Serco Middle East to implement our long-lasting prepare for the airport, and change it right into a major center for air transport within the region and beyond," said Mr. Turki Abdullah Al-Jawini, Chief Executive Officer of Dammam Airports Company.
" Saudi Arabia's aviation sector is positioned for significant development as the Kingdom enhances its setting as a popular regional center for transportation and logistics. Vanderlande is pleased to sustain the Dammam Airports Company in its initiatives to develop a world-class airport terminal experience and seamless traveling experience for the flight terminal's expanding traveler traffic. Our state-of- the-world Luggage Handling System will certainly not just increase the center's functional efficiency, but additionally favorably impact all facets of the passenger journey,” said Mr. Remo Brunschwiler, CEO, Vanderlande.
DACO has additionally signed a contract with Serco Middle East, a leading company of public services, to install innovative fire and rescue solutions at the airport terminal. The contract, that makes KFIA the very first Saudi flight terminal to take advantage of an international service provider's knowledge in firefighting systems, will help increase the flight terminal's safety standards in line with its existing firefighting protocols.
" As a globally recognized fire and rescue services provider, Serco is pleased to enter this agreement with Dammam Airports Company that has been mandated to supervise the procedures of the King Fahd International Flight Terminal. Traveler safety and security are amongst one of the most essential elements of airport operations, and we are delighted to use our industry-leading know-how in supplying sophisticated fire and rescue remedies to boost the flight terminal's protection procedures," said Mr. David Greer, Chief Executive Officer, Serco Middle East.
In maintaining with DACO's commitment to purchasing nationwide human capital, both contracts will certainly likewise enable Saudi talent to obtain professional credentials in flight terminal management services via comprehensive training in baggage handling by Vanderlande and the operations of fire and rescue solutions by Serco Middle East.
With the objective of broadening King Fahd International Airport’s (KFIA) functional performances and total capacity, DACO was established in July 2017 to corporatize the monitoring of the airport terminal, as part of the Saudi Vision 2030's corporatization program.