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.
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
Recently Ground Support Worldwide published an article written by Josh Smith about how ADB SAFEGATE´s SafeControl Management System uses real-time intelligence to optimize operations on the ramp. In a data-driven world, more information provides opportunities to be efficient. ADB SAFEGATE is helping deliver key information to ground personel while keeping them connected with airport and airline officials for improved operations on the ramp.
RESEARCH. In 2017, Frost & Sullivan kicked off its “Digital Transformation in Aviation” research initiative, running a series of global airline and airport surveys, aiming to understand the current state and future digital vision of operators. This article presents an overview of the key topics covered in the discussions with airport end-users, complemented by Frost & Sullivan’s own insights from published research reports on airport IT systems and airport landside/airside services.
WHITE PAPER. Airports and airlines generate more data than ever before. However, the aviation industry only leverages a minor part of this information to develop meaningful business insights and data-based services. The ADB SAFEGATE-Frost & Sullivan global study reveals that capacity-constrained airports are investing in digitization to optimize processes and support traffic growth, and measuring outcomes through key performance indicators like on-time performance and inbound/outbound traffic efficiency, among others. Continue reading
The air transport industry has promoted the idea of seamless travel for many years. IATA’s vision for its current Fast Travel program is that 80% of passengers be offered a complete suite of self-service options based on industry standards. What does this really mean for the passengers? Matthys Serfontein, Vice President, Airport Solutions, SITA, shares facts about Airport IT Trends and thoughts about what seamless travel will really mean for passengers. Continue reading