Angola selects SITA for implementation of Advance Passenger Information and Name Record system at Luanda’s new airport

Angola selects SITA for implementation of Advance Passenger Information and Name Record system at Luanda’s new airport

Angola’s National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) has selected SITA’s advanced travel solutions business unit, to implement an Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record (API/PNR) system for the country.

API/PNR is a requirement of the United National International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) under Annex 9 of the Chicago Convention, which addresses Facilitation of air transport.  It is also a UN Security Council standard under in Resolution No. 2178/14, which all UN member states are legally obliged to adopt.

Under a Presidential Order and In line with these international best practices, ANAC will finalise a contract with SITA to implement API/PNR in Angola.

API/PNRsystemprovidesseveraladvantagesandbenefits,namely:

  1. INTERNATIONALCOMPLIANCE:Angolawill fully comply withtheregulations,standardsandrecommendedpracticesbytheUNSecurityCouncil,ICAOand the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  2. 2.STRENGTHENINGNATIONALSECURITY:
  3. a)it allows for the advance collection of passengers identity and itinerary before they travel, to assist withriskprevention,identifying potentialthreatsandguaranteeing national
  4. b) it enables more efficient and agile passenger check-in and boarding processes at airports;
  5. c) combats trans-national crime;
  6. d)helps to controlmigratoryflows.

ANAC is convinced that the implementation of API/PNR will improve the travellers experience at Angola’s new Dr. António Agostinho Neto Airport and promote national economic development by attracting and promoting tourism and generating employment opportunities.

  1. About SITA

Geneva-headquartered SITA was established over 70 years ago and works extensively with government migration and border agencies, airports, airlines and other related entities.   SITA provides tech solutions that help more than 70 governments strike the balance of secure borders and seamless travel and bridges about 45% of the air transport communities data exchange.

In addition, SITA supports over 2,500 customers globally with digital tools driving efficient operations at more than 1,000 airports and connecting over 17,000 commercial aircraft in service with more than 400 airlines.

It should not be confused with South Africa’s state-owned IT agency which uses a similar acronym.

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