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Shhh is the day of the airport announcer over? (AIR (Airport Industry Review) Magazine and Airport Technology)

In recent years many airports have opted to become “silent airports”, where public address announcements are replaced by alternative communication methods. Are quiet airports the way forward and how have passengers reacted? Frances Marcellin finds out  Over the last ten years there has been a growing trend towards airports becoming “silent airports”. Usually this means that public announcements throughout airport terminals will cease to exist, … Continue reading Shhh is the day of the airport announcer over? (AIR (Airport Industry Review) Magazine and Airport Technology)

Behold Baidu (Airport Technology)

Sydney Airport has launched Baidu Maps, becoming the first airport outside China to introduce the platform. With over 500 million users, the app has an enormous following, so what can it offer Chinese tourists? Frances Marcellin reports Continue reading Behold Baidu (Airport Technology)

Dubai Airport’s biometric challenge (Airport Technology)

Dubai Airport is the busiest in the world. However, while biometric security systems would improve passenger flow through the airport, getting a business case to stack up for widespread implementation is one of the airport’s biggest challenges. Frances Marcellin finds out more from Michael Ibbitson, executive vice president, technology & infrastructure. Continue reading Dubai Airport’s biometric challenge (Airport Technology)

The technology transforming baggage handling (AIR Magazine)

As the number of air passengers increases, airports and airlines are investing in baggage handling technology to improve the passenger experience, airport operations and their bottom lines. Frances Marcellin looks at some of the ways that technology is helping to refine this crucial process around the world. Almost 4 billion passengers will fly in 2017, which, for baggage handling systems around the world, means accounting … Continue reading The technology transforming baggage handling (AIR Magazine)