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IBM to Deliver Smart Solution for Fees Calculation to Prague Airport


PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - IBM (NYSE: IBM) signed an implementation and four-year services contract with Prague Airport to deliver a specialized system IBM BlueSky to Prague Airport. It enables the Airport to collect and analyze information more efficiently to set the most suitable strategy for the calculation of airport fees and handling charges.

“The Prague Airport served more than 12.6 million travellers last year and it is our goal to increase the number every year. To achieve this we need effective and flexible support of ICT services,” said Executive Director of ICT & Central Project Office of Prague Airport Vladimír Mekota. “The cooperation with IBM will enable us to increase airport operational efficiency and will provide quick access to important data in a real time.”

IBM BlueSky is able to automatically generate records to calculate billing charges for the airport’s services including: landing; noise; parking; airport usage by passengers; provisioning of airport facilities and resources for individual flights (such as departure and arrival bridges; check-in counters; buses and others) and special handling services. The IBM BlueSky solution has been successfully implemented at many major international airports around the world.

“IBM has a vision of the airport utilizing integrated information to maximize efficiency of its operations,” said Vladek Slezingr, Global Business Services Leader IBM Czech Republic. “IBM BlueSky is an integrated, intelligent system providing the flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of airports and their customers.”

The agreement was signed on March 17, 2009.

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