Airport

PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of airports, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on airport facilities, their use of technology, passenger experience and relationships with airlines.

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Interview / Startups
Startup Stage: RoadRunAir offers VIP tours aboard its planes
By Jill Menze | May 23, 2022
Founded in April 2021, RoadRunAir offers travelers affordable, all-inclusive VIP tours aboard its own planes. Read More
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News / Technology
WTTC calls on governments to introduce a digital travel portal
By Jill Menze | May 20, 2022
In a new report, the WTTC outlines how governments can implement a digital travel portal to check a traveler’s health status prior to traveling. Read More
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News / Technology
American Airlines plans experience enhancements via cloud partnership
By Linda Fox | May 19, 2022
The carrier plans to use the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to boost its digital transformation program. Read More
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News / Technology
Miami airport enables largest use of biometric tech in U.S.
By Mitra Sorrells | May 17, 2022
Miami International Airport is rolling out SITA's biometric boarding system for international flights at all of its more than 130 gates. Read More
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News / Distribution
Amadeus pockets highest revenue quarter in two years
By Kevin May | May 6, 2022
The Spain-based distribution and technology giant is still suffering from the impact of the coronavirus, with the quarter's revenue pegging at 65% of the same metric in Q1 2019. Read More
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News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | May 6, 2022
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires all in one... Read More
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News / Technology
Arrivalist signs $2M debt financing investment round
By Kevin May | May 5, 2022
The non-dilutive debt financing program is the fifth round of support that the U.S.-based company has received to-date from Lighter Capital. Read More
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News / Online
Airbus looks to the crowd for metaverse innovation
By Linda Fox | April 27, 2022
The company has partnered with HeroX to find innovative ways to use the metaverse in the travel process. Read More
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News / Technology
The increasing ways the metaverse plays a role in travel
By Linda Fox | April 27, 2022
Almost two-thirds of consumers say they have already purchased a virtual product or participated in a virtual experience in the past year. Read More
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News / Online
WTTC highlights need to prioritize cyber security
By Linda Fox | April 25, 2022
The World Travel & Tourism Council’s Codes To Resilience Report, launched in partnership with Microsoft, focuses on cyber crime protection and best practices. Read More
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News / Distribution
Will the travel industry still be talking about NDC in five years?
By Linda Fox | April 21, 2022
Speakers at a CAPA Airline Leader Summit share their thoughts on the future of airline distribution. Read More
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News / Online
Airlines, airports face consumer pressure to fly and grow less
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WiT | April 18, 2022
Remarks at CAPA's Airlines in Transition Summit illustrate the challenges airlines face as they work to recover financially from COVID while also addressing sustainability. Read More
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News / Technology
Travel chatbot provider Mindsay acquired by automation specialist Laiye
By Mitra Sorrells | April 14, 2022
Mindsay's AI-powered chat solutions are used by hotels, airlines, airports, OTAs and rail companies to automate customer service.      Read More
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News / Online
Smooth online booking key to attracting repeat airline customers
By Jill Menze | April 7, 2022
Travelers are also keen to buy additional airline services from carriers that provide a positive digital booking experience. Read More
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News / Online
Uber goes full super app, adds planes, trains and hotels
By Jill Menze | April 6, 2022
The move is part of a pilot program in the U.K. designed to capture the end-to-end travel journey. Read More