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Dubai Airports appoints Quintiq for automated planning services

Quintiq has been selected by Dubai Airports to automate the planning processes for Dubai International and Al Maktoum International airports

Quintic will automate planning processes for DXB and DWC.
Quintic will automate planning processes for DXB and DWC.

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand, has been selected by Dubai Airports to automate the planning processes for Dubai International and Al Maktoum International airports.

The company will automate the planning of all of Dubai International Airport’s fixed resources, including 260 airport stands, 143 gates, 561 check-in counters, and 28 baggage belts.

Frank McCrorie, senior vice president of opeartions at Dubai Airports, said: “Quintiq will enable us to maximise the utilisation of our current fixed resources and prepare for future expansions.”

Abdul Razzak Mikati, managing director of Dubai Airports’ implementation partner, DTP, added: “With Quintiq, the need for manual planning has been eliminated, resulting in enhanced flexibility of operations.”

Dubai International Airport introduced the system on 18 April, 2017. Implementation at Al Maktoum International Airport is due soon, according to UAE state news agency, WAM.

Commenting on the Dubai Airports contract, Rob van Egmond, chief executive officer of Quintiq, said: “We will support it in maintaining [the organisation's] industry-leading standards, and we are confident that this partnership will be the first of many in this region.”

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