Services for Passengers & Agents (LDCS & CUTE)
Local Departure Control System (LDCS) by AVIT:
What is AVIT LDCS?
Departure Control (DCS) is a widely used concept in most airports where
airlines and handling agents can benefit from in many aspects. Passengers
flying to their destinations check-in upon entrance of airport.
||The process of check-in involves baggage handling and seat
allocation. After check-in, passengers move to the passport control area for
AVIT has established its own Local Departure Control System (Local DCS) that
automates the passenger check-in process for better resource utilization and
time management. AVIT Local DCS is now operating in six major Egyptian Airports
which are: Cairo International Airport, Hurgada Airport, Sharm El-Shiekh
Airport, Luxor sAirport, Aswan Airport and Abou Simbel Airport. The real system
started functioning since May 2003. Departing Passengers through our LOCAL DCS
exceed 2 000 000 Passenger Yearly.
Local DCS provides a fast and highly scalable database supporting the entire
passenger check-in and boarding process and backed-up by a comprehensive range
of report. This is supported by an easy configuration to match the operations
of different handling agents and carriers. In addition, the local database can
load and maintain information such as: flight schedules, aircraft inventory,
master seat plans, on-load priority, message addressing tables, passenger
weight tables and excess baggage tables.
Beneficiaries of AVIT LDCS
Check-in systems are designed mainly to serve passengers doing their check-in
and obtaining their Boarding Pass Cards and luggage slips (Bag Tag Labels).
Airliners usually have their check-in system. Some airlines (usually private
ones) check-in and board passengers manually. Because manual processing is
often cumbersome, lengthy and inaccurate, it became prohibited by law. The new
reconstruction and automation for the Egyptian Airports and the implementation
of CUTE System has forced all companies to avoid using any manual system and
added a penalty on those who wouldn’t follow the law.
As a result, AVIT has developed the Local DCS at a reasonable price for use by
airlines that do not have their own host-based Departure Control System (DCS)
or those with remote locations that are not connected to a host-based DCS. AVIT
Local DCS has initially started at Hurgada, Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor, Aswan and
Abou Simbel then was implemented at Cairo International Airport. The system
mainly serves small airliners and agents where the majority of departing
passengers are tourists.
B- Check-In Services for Airlines and
Handling Agents: CUTE:
Function of CUTE:
CUTE stands for Common User Terminal Enabler. We have to differentiate between
the two terms: CUTE Gateway and CUTE Back Office.
Since number of airlines departing from the airport usually exceeds the number
of counters at the airport, CUTE Gateway enables the operator at the counter to
switch between different check-in systems from the same counter. Thus there
would be no need for installing multiple counters for each airline since the
Gateway allows the best utilization for the counters and adjusting the
departure control systems at each counter according to the departing flights
and the airline that these flights belong to. Employment of counters for a
specific airline at a time mainly depends on the airport traffic and the number
of departing flights for each airline. Due to using the CUTE Gateway, Airliners
are charged for each departing passenger either for International or Domestic
Flights regardless of the Departure Control System they are using. However if
the airliner deals with a Handling agent whose staff are those who operates the
DCS at the counter, the Handling agent pays the CUTE Charges on behalf of the
airliner whom they work for and then collects the money back from the airliner
1- CUTE Gateway
2- CUTE Back
Airliners and Handling Agents need a back office at the airport from which they
could do the necessary services for the aircraft as well as the passengers.
These services include but are not limited to:
Connecting with the Departure Control System and Reservation System at remote
locations via web address.
Load Control and generation of Load Sheet ·
Printing Passengers Load Report
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