SITA Acquires Materna IPS

David SITA

Today, SITA, a technology solution for the air transport industry, announced its acquisition of Materna IPS, a company specializing in passenger handling for airports and airlines. The move will reshape the entire aviation industry, creating the world’s most powerful passenger portfolio for airports and digital travel. It brings to life SITA’s vision to reinvent travel and transport, boosting the company’s leadership in passenger processing as part of a fast-growth strategy for the years ahead. 

With air traffic set to double by 2040, airports and airlines must deliver smoother passenger experiences. SITA’s acquisition is vital to its focus on innovation and reinventing travel to meet pressing industry demands for increased terminal capacities and best-in-class secure solutions, leading to easy travel for all passengers. It will offer the industry a unique opportunity to transform airports from simple transit hubs to digital, personalized experiences for travelers worldwide. This acquisition is subject to regulatory approval.

Materna IPS’s portfolio allows airports to process more passengers and optimize resources to give travelers a better experience. They are market leaders in Self-Bag Drop, with a customer base spanning North America, India, Europe, and Japan. Materna IPS offers best-in-class secure solutions for all passenger touchpoints, from check-in to baggage claim and boarding.

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