ZAVENTEM. For two exciting days, cross-functional teams gathered in Zaventem to participate in the first ADB SAFEGATE AIRSIDE 4.0 HACKATHON. Skilled colleagues from various departments collaborated to soar to new heights with their ideas for developing Airside 4.0 technology. Continue reading
Technology is a gamechanger, a disruptor and plays a pivotal role in transforming industries. Aviation is no stranger to technology, but with the restrictions posed by COVID-19, the pace at which the industry adopts technology is likely to quicken. In the second part of our series on trends shaping aviation in a COVID world, we look at how airports and airlines will use technology to address current challenges.
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 $104.5 billion reduction in revenue for 2020”. Though some airports claim that sales per passenger “went through the roof” during the pandemic, it cannot save airports from the devastating effect of Covid-19. Airports must find ways to optimize their rigid cost base, to introduce more agile processes and generate new revenue streams. Continue reading
As air traffic continues to grow, airport capacity risks being overwhelmed, with delays and cancellations threatening to mushroom to ever higher levels. Improving everyday airport performance by making more efficient use of resources and existing infrastructure is essential to meet the growing demand. One emerging technology set to help airports and airlines save costs and improve their operational efficiency is advanced analytics. Continue reading
ACI LONDON. Our guest blogger from Momberger Airport Information spoke with Angela Gittens, Director General of ACI World and Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE about the latest challenges and opportunities for airports around the world at the ACI 10th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition, London, United Kingdom. Watch the video now.
The air transport industry is based on the premise that it can take people and goods safely, reliably and efficiently almost anywhere in the world. But as demand continues to grow exponentially, operational inefficiencies and ﬂight disruptions have become one of the core challenges airlines and airports face on a daily basis. Disruptions alone cost airlines around US$ 25 billion in 2016. Continue reading