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Dump travel blues: Smarter airports with data and analytics

  • Erich Gerber

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Singapore   /   Wed, November 27, 2019   /  11:29 am
Dump travel blues: Smarter airports with data and analytics On track: The skytrain of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport undergoes a test run in Cengkareng, Tangerang, Banten, in January 2018. (The Jakarta Post/Arief Suhardiman )

Airports around the region and the world are facing constant pressure to expand. The growth of international business means more passengers are traveling for work. National tourist boards are also striving to promote the growth of leisure travel. How can airports in Indonesia accommodate this surge of travelers if there is no room to grow? The answer lies in technology. As air traffic has continued to grow (by an average of almost 6 percent each year since 2006), airports have expanded their physical infrastructure, including runways, passenger and baggage terminals, transportation docks, and refueling facilities, and taken on multiple complex roles. Apart from handling the critical function of air traffic control, international airports, in particular, have morphed into shopping malls, advanced immigration and border security facilities, and perhaps most of all, flagship locations fo...

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