The city's proximity to Middle Eastern countries and its high-end accommodations have made it an attractive location for several international peace conferences, gaining Sharm el-Sheikh special recognition from UNESCO as a city of peace.
Its international airport (IATA: SSH) needed a significant infrastructure renewal to increase transit efficiency - especially with private transport companies and tourist buses – and to live up to the expectations of international crowds. The works would comprise the passenger terminals as well as the parking infrastructure.
In November 2019, it was announced that part of the expansion of Terminal 2 had been completed increasing the airport's annual capacity, from 7 million to 9 million a year. The plan aims to increase the capacity to 20 million passengers per annum as the number of tourists visiting the purpose-built resort city is rising, during winter in particular.
In 2022, the airport management turned to Hi-Tech Nour, a longtime partner of HUB Parking, considering its decennial experience with parking projects and renowned local references, to design and deploy a flexible parking system comprising of 5,000 new spaces.
The project would require full management capabilities, achieved through JMS software solution, to monitor and manage the gated parking environment: current state reporting and analysis of operational data are just a few clicks away, thus enabling greater operational efficiency and excellent customer service.
For drivers, entry is ticketed and fully automated, while payment and exit are performed through a manned touchpoint. Employees transit through lanes is even smoother, thanks to long-range readers by Nedap – thus avoiding the risk of queues and streamlining the traffic.
The gated lanes are specifically designed to facilitate the transit of larger vehicles, thanks to ample space for the curve radius, and longer barrier arms (up to 5 meters) by FAAC.
HUB Parking Technology is the Business Unit of the FAAC Group that develops software and intelligent mobile solutions produces, installs, and supplies hardware and after-sales services for the professional management of paid parking spaces. HUB Parking Technology offers flexibility, competence, and personalized and widespread assistance at a local level, combined with the capacity, network, and strength of a global operator. Over the years, the company has constantly innovated to develop state-of-the-art systems and integrated value-added solutions that make parking efficient for users, and profitable, and easy for operators to manage.
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