IBM and Bengaluru Airport collaborate to develop the ‘Airport in a Box’ platform.

Bangalore International Airport Ltd’s operator announced on Wednesday a partnership with Big Blue IBM and Kyndryl for IT solutions for ten years. The collaboration between IBM and Bengaluru Airport will transform the travel experience of passengers at Kempegowda International Airport.

The partnership between IBM and Bengaluru Airport will help create a new ‘Airport in a Box’ platform to transform the end-to-end travel experience for passengers at Bengaluru Airport.

IBM is developing a state-of-the-art platform to support Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) ‘s business growth enabled by a comprehensive set of technology and services. In addition, it is helped by an open hybrid cloud approach, and supported Red Hat Ansible Automation, an official release said.

Bengaluru Airport is one of the fastest-growing airports in the world. It needed an agile, scalable, and cost-competitive technology and operations environment to improve its agility and operational flexibility to manage future growth in passenger traffic.

To achieve this goal, Bengaluru airport has chosen IBM Global Business Sevices, IBM cloud capabilities, and Kyndryl to design and implement a next-gen architecture with a robust and dynamic delivery model.

The new platform would enable Bengaluru airport to improve employee productivity, better utilization of IT assets, decrease costs through streamlined inventory control, and improved incident management.

Hari Marar, MD & CEO at Bengaluru Airport, said, “BLR airport is a pioneer of change in the Indian aviation industry. We focus on introducing more digitally advanced, innovative services and products at BIAL for passengers and partners, to have their access to future technologies.”

Sandip Patel, MD at IBM India, said. “Bengaluru airport will be able to leverage the robust integration of best-in-class cloud and AI-enabled solutions with IBM and Kyndryl as its strategic partners.”

IBM works with over 150 airports globally. Once the ‘Airport in a Box’ platform is wholly operational at Bengaluru Airport, IBM may recreate it for the travel and transportation industry worldwide.