The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has chosen SITA´s next generation airport management system to transform ope¡rations at 10 airports across India. The system enhances the passenger journey for 42 million passengers. The seven-year, multi-million dollar deal is part of a $130 billion airport modernisation project from the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It comes as India prepares for annual passenger numbers to triple to 450 million by 2020. SITA has partnered with NIIT Technologies for this first multi-airport project in Asia to implement Airport Operations Control Centres (AOCC). VP Agrawal, Chairman, AAI said that AAI is integrating and automating airport operations at 10 of its airports including Chennai and Kolkata in technology partnership with NIIT Technologies, who will in turn implement SITA´s solution for central AODB and AMS.