Finland plans to use AI for improved airport efficiency

Finnish airport operator Finavia plans to use artificial intelligence (AI) to cut delays at Helsinki Airport, after achieving strong efficiency gains and cost savings during a trial at a regional airport.

Finavia, which operates Finland’s 21 airports, initially commissioned consultancy firms Fourkind and Reaktor to streamline operations at the small Kittilä Airport in Lapland.

Finavia, Fourkind and Reaktor used AI to optimize aircraft parking during a peak period in December 2018. That trial led to a 61% reduction in airport-related flight delays, cut average delay times by 66% and saved an estimated €500,000 ($554,000) in one month.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham