Technology

22 December 2020
Idea of Smart Airport

It is the era of technology and every device we use daily undergoes a smart transformation and becomes technological devices. This transformation is also valid for airports. The main aim of smart airports is to offer the best possible experience from arrival until boarding. This idea stormed through the world and is already in action. For example, Incheon International Airport is already constructing its Smart Airport plan for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic events. So, we gathered the latest trends in this subject for you.

Self-Service Cabins 

The cabins located in several spots in the airport will help passengers check-in, print boarding passes and baggage labels, and label their baggage without needing any help. They can also check-in their baggage via these cabins. Automatic visa approval cabins will help ground services approve passenger visas before boarding, saving time for both the passengers and operators. Main purpose of these technological cabins is to minimize the time spent in the airport and save maximum amount of time. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Robot Assistants

We all may need some help at the airport from time to time, look for someone to ask a question either about when boarding will begin or where the restrooms are. So several airports including Munich, South Korea, and Istanbul developed humanoid robots to improve passenger experience. These robots are programmed to answer your questions about your flight or the airport through touch screens and interactive answering systems. These AI robots also expand their databases and keep themselves up to date when they receive new and unknown questions.

Green Environment  

Airports are focusing on being more environmental-friendly with each day. To fulfil this goal, San Diego International Airport encourages its passengers to use common use cars, which you can reserve free-of-charge in the post-flight information cabins. This application aims to decrease carbon emissions. Another problem is the daily food waste at the airports. To overcome this problem, airports are sending their food waste to waste burial sites and help support our ecosystem via new systems in the buildings.