Airports of the future: 10 predicitions for the next decade

Airports of the future: 10 predicitions for the next decade

Benoit Verbaere, Business Development Director, SITA predicts major change for nearly all aspects of the airport experience:  In future airports, risk will be constantly assessed by specialist artificial intelligence (AI), using the passenger’s digital identity. Airlines will no longer hold...
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Asia’s airports stretch their retail and leisure wings

Asia’s airports stretch their retail and leisure wings

Hosting tens of thousands of visitors per day, international airports offer a unique setting for retail and entertainment. Asian airports are eager to take advantage as an expanding middle class and the growth of budget carriers add fuel to fire,...
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KLM Set To Introduce Biofuel At Amsterdam Schipol

KLM Set To Introduce Biofuel At Amsterdam Schipol

KLM is set to introduce biofuel to its fuel supply at Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport. What is KLM’s plan? KLM is looking to introduce biofuel to its general fuel supply in Amsterdam. The Dutch airline is partnering with Neste to produce...
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GOLD COAST AIRPORT LAUNCHES SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR HIDDEN DISABILITY TRAVELLERS

GOLD COAST AIRPORT LAUNCHES SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR HIDDEN DISABILITY TRAVELLERS

Gold Coast Airport says it has partnered with Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) to support passengers travelling with a hidden disability. The program, launched on International Day of People with Disability on Tuesday, featured tools designed to help travell...
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Eurocontrol Evaluates Feasibility of Secondary Runway Approaches

Eurocontrol Evaluates Feasibility of Secondary Runway Approaches

Eurocontrol is evaluating the use of new airport arrival procedures, called Secondary Runway Aiming Point (SRAP) approaches, that the agency believes can increase runway throughput by up to 5 percent at some of the busiest airports in Europe. Eurocontrol descr...
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Eyes on Detroit as airport seeks to attract non-flyers

Eyes on Detroit as airport seeks to attract non-flyers

First it was Pittsburgh International Airport, then Tampa International Airport, and now it is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Non-passengers who wish to take advantage of this privilege must provide government-issued ID to obtain their terminal pas...
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FTE Asia: SITA progresses in Asia-Pacific projects

FTE Asia: SITA progresses in Asia-Pacific projects

SITA’s Smart Path biometric solution is entering advanced test stages in numerous airport projects in the Asia-Pacific region, and is looking to throw its hat into the ring for some potential airport bids. Currently, SITA has provided KLIA with bagdrop sol...
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FAA Completes Runway Status Lights Rollout

FAA Completes Runway Status Lights Rollout

All 20 airports slated to receive the FAA’s Runway Status Lights program are fully operational, says the agency.The RWSL is made up of lights embedded in the tarmac across runway crossings as well as at the departure hold zone; they...
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Airports are Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Take Some Stress Out of Holiday Travel

Airports are Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Take Some Stress Out of Holiday Travel

  With Thanksgiving and Christmas Just Around the Corner, Airports Are Turning to AI Companies like Zensors to Help Relieve Passenger’s Travel Stress Some airports are taking steps to help manage stressful holiday travel. Tulsa International Airport rec...
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Airport Runway Maintenance – By Drones

Airport Runway Maintenance – By Drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles have effectively helped airports control bird migration, conduct construction and maintenance surveys, and calibrate equipment. Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in Canada has used a highly specialized drone to conduct runway safety...
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