Bahrain Airport system goes high-tech
Manama, October 28, 2013
Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) said it has gone live with Kale's airport ground handling system Galaxy through its Bahrain partner K-Soft Company.
With the implementation of Galaxy, BAS said it has now moved from its existing legacy system to a globally connected web-based cargo management system which will help it better serve customers and communicate with all external stakeholders, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
The system has now completely automated the airport's ground handling operations, the report added.
"Our partnership with Kale has helped us in meeting our objective, as we provided the entire local on-ground support, infrastructure and connectivity set-up required for running Galaxy system, while Kale executed the ground handling solution as per BAS requirements," said KK Menon, the director of K-Soft, a Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group company.
BAS cargo general manager Yousif Al Hanafi said: "We had a detailed evaluation criteria before we chose Kale's Galaxy airport cargo solution, and we are glad as this solution best fits against BAS requirements."
"Moving from our legacy system onto a web-based solution like Galaxy, we are able to realise multiple benefits like compliance with industry regulations; enhance customer satisfaction with regular consignment status update; and achieve data integrity due to single point for data entry amongst others," he explained.
"Also our regional partner, K-Soft, brings in years of expertise and local presence to help execute this large-sized project," he added.
Bahrain Airport is one of the largest Middle Eastern airports in terms of cargo volume handled.-TradeArabia News Service