Are the airports technological innovations just a fairy tale?

December 14th 2016

According to some, the technological environment of airport systems could be compared to Alice's Wonderland.

What with "all cloud" data storage, the beacon magic wand and the panacea of digital identity technology, it's not easy for airport decision-makers to keep a cool head. Each of these technologies (which are not really new or innovative) add value, even if only partially in certain cases, as part of an integrated vision which will take time to emerge along the airline industry's value chain.

In the meantime, big data which is more qualitative than quantitative, the hyper-convergence of infrastructures and the increasing automation with e-gates and baggage drop-off systems is a wave which is currently gathering momentum. It's no fairytale; real-life innovations are finally taking off at the airport.