Today’s major world sporting events such as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar depend for their success on the ability of the host country to handle the sudden influx and exodus of tens of thousands of competitors, team support and equipment, officials, VIPs, media and, of course, spectators. It’s a testing time at the border and for even the largest of airports.
For more than 35 years, SITA has been working alongside host countries and cities to help smooth the path for those involved in global sporting and religious events. We go right back to the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, for which SITA introduced the world’s first common use terminal equipment at Los Angeles International Airport.
Welcoming millions of spectators
In the approach to the World Cup 2022, and throughout, SITA worked with the Government of the State of Qatar, Hamad International Airport (DOH) and Qatar Airways. As part of the close cooperation, SITA’s Global Services team of aviation IT…