WHITEPAPER. Traditionally an owner/operator of an airport network would have installed a stand-alone Airport Operations Systems (AOS) at each and every airport to enable effective and efficient flight turnaround operations. That is now in the past. A truly multi-airport capable AOS means that multiple airports throughout an entire network of stations can all be managed from a single multi-airport AOS deployment, and elevate the entire airport operations ecosystem.
PRESS RELEASE. Riyadh Airport Company (RAC), which operates King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, has collaborated with ADB SAFEGATE to launch a next-generation airport management platform at KKIA. The platform will enable RAC to take full control of operations at KKIA by facilitating proactive and data-driven decision-making, improving planning, disruption management and utilization of airport assets and resources.
The baggage collection hall has long been a bottleneck, with passengers jostling to be at the front of the carousel crowds and the first to retrieve their luggage. However, coronavirus has signaled an end to travelers rubbing shoulders with one another, and the baggage hall is now subject to the same social distancing rules as the rest of the airport. Continue reading
Airports have always wanted to grow the number of aircraft movement and flights to meet increasing airline and passenger demands. While Resource Management Systems (RMS) can plan and optimize resource utilization, these deployments can be complex. Moving from an on-premise setup to the cloud provides quick, easy and cost-effective access to resource management, in a matter of days. It’s just what airports need in these times of uncertainty. Continue reading
Airport Council International’s most recent economic report shows a “58.4% reduction in passengers as compared to 2019” and a “60% reduction in revenues”, resulting in “an unprecedented $104.5 billion reduction in revenue for 2020”. Though some airports claim that sales per passenger “went through the roof” during the pandemic, it cannot save airports from the devastating effect of Covid-19. Airports must find ways to optimize their rigid cost base, to introduce more agile processes and generate new revenue streams. Continue reading
The year 2020 began like any other. For most of us in aviation, the conversation focused on the challenges around airport capacity, sustainability, compliance, and safety. Then the pandemic struck. As the year draws to a close, we know that the impact of COVID-19 will be felt for a number of years. The discussion is now centered on how agility can aid recovery.
With a good Resource Management System (RMS), an airport can optimize the use of, and have situation awareness of its assets such as aircraft parking positions, passenger boarding gates and baggage reclaim carousels and maximize their utilization according to the KPIs it thinks are most important. The complexities of deploying RMS can however deter many small and medium-sized airports. What if there was a better alternative?
Automation and data analysis applied to flight and resource planning can empower small and medium airports to leverage proportionate benefits and returns. It will require a shift in the way small and medium airports manage and allocate flight planning and resources, but will ultimately generate more returns and cost savings, and allow both airports and airlines to enhance the passenger experience. Continue reading
When COVID-19 struck, air travel almost came to a halt. Countries had to act swiftly and decisively. Strict national lockdowns and stringent travel restrictions combined with the adoption of innovative technologies such as contactless travel helped curb the spread of the pandemic across the world. But many questions linger. Continue reading
The past decade has seen great, rapid innovation and leaps forward in the airport industry which is sometimes described as slow-moving compared to other sectors of the economy. Despite the great challenges caused by the COVID -19 crisis, some opportunities arise and leave us no choice but to accelerate innovation and focus on what is essential to our business and our industry to get us to the other side and help us all to adapt to a new normal. And now is the time to innovate beyond technology, but transform our commercial models and how we pay for technology. Continue reading