Abu Dhabi International Airport boosts airport efficiency with new technology

Marking a first for the region, Abu Dhabi International Airport has introduced an automated Traveller Document Authentication System (TDAS), developed by SITA, a specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, promising a streamlined passenger experience.

SITA’s Airport iValidate technology, now available in at the airport’s Terminals 1 and 3, automatically verifies mobile, home-printed and original boarding passes, before passport control, helping to improve security and reduce waiting times for passengers.

The system has been adopted at four security lanes and comprises automatic gates activated by both handheld and static boarding pass scanners.

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Chief operations officer, Abu Dhabi Airports, Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi remarked on the new feature: “Abu Dhabi Airports is committed to offering a world-class travel experience, so it is vital that we use the very best and most innovative technology available. We are confident that with this new system in place, the speed at which passengers move through the airport will increase, thus improving overall operational efficiency.

“We are working on a number of initiatives in and around the airport which will make travellers’ journeys even easier. All of this is part of Abu Dhabi Airports’ on-going Capacity Enhancement Program to manage the growth in passenger numbers ahead of the opening of the Midfield Terminal Building,” he added.