Saturday, 20 August 2016

What is a data driven airport?

There's lots of talk these days about the "data driven airport", so we thought we'd bring together some resources that tells the story...

It’s all about the data

The more devices passengers carry, the more opportunities airports have to capture their data and put it to good use, improving operations or the passenger experience or both. Five out of seven data sources have become priorities for airport investment, according to the Airport IT Trends Survey:
aircraft movement, business transactions, passengers, baggage operations and resource management... [read the full article on Air Transport IT Review].

Denver's Data Driven Airport

Denver International Airport is mid-way through a five-year strategic program that’s harnessing intelligence and data analytics to improve performance. Robert Kastelitz, Denver’s Senior Vice-President of Technologies and CIO, talks about the airport’s digital strategy... [read the full article on Air Transport IT Review].

It’s in the design – Master System Integration (at Baku, Dublin, Livingstone and São Paulo airports)

With terminal and airport construction booming, it's vital to think about technology at the outset. Enter master system integration, as deployed at Brazil's São Paulo's Guarulhos (GRU) Airport, Livingstone's Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (Zambia) and the airports of Azerbaijan-Baku and Dublin... [read the full article on Air Transport IT Review].

Related resources
Data-Driven Screening Accelerates Airport Security - Max Skalatsky on LinkedIn
Data-driven Insights and Understanding Take Flight at Sea-Tac Airport - Tableau Software (YouTube)
A Big Data Driven Model for Taxi Drivers’ Airport Pick-up Decisions in New York City - Research Gate

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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Layover Ideas: Cologne

Cologne, Germany in 1411
Have a layover coming up in Cologne? Wondering what you could do with your time?

Here's a little inspiration. We've gathered the following stories from those who have experienced a layover in Cologne. Learn what they did, if it was worth it, and their tips... [read more].

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