New Thomson Airways airport technology deal promises cost savings

New Thomson Airways airport technology deal promises cost savings

Thomson Airways expects to drive significant cost savings by improved in-airport technology having struck a new five-year deal to use Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviNet Airport solution.

The UK’s third largest airline, which is owned by Tui UK and Ireland, will use the system as a shared network platform for its airport-based users.

ARINC AviNet Airport will link common use and dedicated terminal equipment, self-service check-in kiosks and back office users, regardless of protocols, enhancing operations while significantly reducing costs.

Alan Blake, head of airport service delivery and compliance at Thomson Airways, said: “We chose Rockwell Collins because of the extensive capabilities of ARINC AviNet Airport.”

“This proven technology replaces our current passenger logistics systems and provides an integrated departure control system for Thomson Airways with other UK and international airports.”

Michael DiGeorge, vice president of International and global airports for Rockwell Collins added: “ARINC AviNet Airport’s reliable connectivity will enable Tui UK and Ireland to enhance their airport operations globally, ultimately benefitting their passengers.

“ARINC AviNet Airport allows Thomson Airway’s check-in agents, operations personnel and ground handlers at airports to access a secure network communications service, saving money by eliminating the costs associated with multiple, dedicated connections.”

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