The annual summer holiday season is almost upon on, and with it the inevitable headlines screaming of the chaos that will hit the country’s transport network – most notably, airports.
It’s a well-known fact that airports are running at near capacity all year-round, so when faced with seasonal peaks, they are stretched to their limits. As we know, airports are facing a real capacity challenge that just isn’t going away. Ever-increasing passenger numbers coupled with rigorous new measures in reaction to the ongoing, global security threats mean that there are generally more checks to pack into the limited timeframe before a passenger boards their flight.
Combine this with a lack of real-time insight into capacity across the airport – from security, to the international departure lounge – and data siloes, and airports have quite the challenge on their hands. How can they process increased passenger numbers in an already creaking infrastructure while managing airlines and on-time departure performance?