Airports are continuing to transform, preparing for an estimated double in travelers by 2035. SEA, a leading Italian airports operator, has announced a seven-year service agreement that consolidates and manages IT infrastructure on a hybrid IT environment that integrates the IBM Cloud. The decision reflects airport operators’ need to be more agile and responsive by better […]
Global economic conditions, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, extensive government fees and taxes, environmental regulations, jet fuel prices, fixed asset utilization, intense competition, weather disruptions, mechanical difficulties, IT infrastructure obsolescence, security. These are some of the challenges faced by the adventurous and lionhearted airline industry participants. Those daring to venture into this energetic and ultra-important industry […]
Sitting at a terminal gate in the Beijing Capital airport last week was to me, like meeting a rock star: the second largest airport terminal in the world, the busiest Asian airport, and the second busiest in the world. While that is hugely impressive, Beijing still falls short of being an international hub: most of […]
We keep talking about airports of the future and everyone has a different interpretation of it. While the interpretation may vary, I believe that it centers around 3 themes. The questions that airports need to answer over digitization of their airport around these themes will probably provide them with most of their answers. 1. Processing […]
I was traveling to Canada from Mumbai last week and saw a surprising change. When I checked the flight options, after nearly 7 years, European airport were listed as transit points and I got more flight options. I was quite surprised that has quietly Europe lifted the stringent law that requires visa for transiting through […]
In early January 2013, perhaps the world’s first ever airport terminal created to cater exclusively to one aircraft type, was rolled into service: Dubai’s dedicated A380 facility named ‘Concourse 3′ opened to commercial operations. The new facility...