Too many airports lack visibility of the bigger picture as a result of poor information exchange between the labyrinth of airport operators, air traffic controllers, airlines and ground handlers involved in daily operations. An integrated airport control center is the best option for airports who want to bring this complex network of stakeholders together, says Nick Gates, Portfolio Director, Air Travel Solutions, SITA.
The air transport industry is based on the premise that it can take people and goods safely, reliably and efficiently almost anywhere in the world. But as demand continues to grow exponentially, operational inefficiencies and ﬂight disruptions have become one of the core challenges airlines and airports face on a daily basis. Disruptions alone cost airlines around US$ 25 billion in 2016. Continue reading