Airport Operations

2021 Airport Covid Outlook – Three Key Trends that Will Shape a Better Rebuild

2021 Airport Covid Outlook Three key trends that will shape a better rebuild Covid-19 has brought aviation to it’s knees. However, in the early days of the pandemic almost a year ago, we knew much less about the virus’ propagation behavior and potential countermeasures than we do today. In a series of articles, we tried […]

How to Avoid Project Failures – Risks and Success Factors of IT-Projects

Risks and Success Factors of IT Projects According to a survey conducted by Standish Group, 70% of IT projects fail to deliver satisfactory results from an end-user perspective. Projects either fail completely or cannot deliver results within the time or budget. The risk of project failure increases disproportionally to project size. The direct and indirect […]

COVID-19: What Comes After the First Thunderclap in Aviation Workforce Management?

What is currently happening to the global aviation industry is unprecedented in every matter. And so are the measures we are seeing. Lufthansa has already grounded about 700 of its 763 aircraft and AirFranceKLM prepares to reduce their available seat kilometers by up to 90%. Meanwhile, Austrian Airlines and Ryanair have announced a complete cease […]

Airline Restart

COVID-19: Five How-To’s for a Stronger Airline Restart

With most of the main economic powers in some stage of lockdown, Aviation is suffering as one of the hardest-hit industries. At the time of writing, the vast majority of European Airlines have either ceased operations or radically downscaled, whilst Airports are contending with traffic drops in the region of 90%, leading German Airports to […]

COVID-19: How will Airport Operations be Impacted?

During the COVID-induced shutdown, airports are finding themselves caught between differing, often conflicting information and requirements from their stakeholders – both airlines and travelers, as well as their regulatory authorities. At this stage, ahead of most countries’ case number peak, it is difficult to identify the correct models and scenarios for post-travel-ban market behaviors. At […]

Could COVID-19 Give Biometrics the All-Clear?

Could COVID-19 Give Biometrics the All-Clear? Over the past few uncertain months, aviation leaders have been diligently working to mitigate the risks presented to their employees, passengers, and shareholders by COVID-19. In lieu of definitive and specific long-term guidance from government authorities, leaders have been racing to identify and evaluate the right technology, procedural changes, […]

Thinking Idea

Airline Recovery After the COVID-19 Crisis – The Real Disruption is Yet to Come

Global Shut-down Ever since the Corona virus left China and started its pandemic rampage around the globe, the subsequent lock-down of entire economies has severely struck a multitude of industries – but hardly any other sector has suffered as much as the travel industry, including (passenger) air transport. Airlines were forced to ground most of […]

How When Where

How, When, Where … – To Ramp-up Airline Workforce?

A Myriad of Questions As we reach the peak of COVID-19’s infection curve through the western world, the unenviable task of rebuilding and resuming operations in a post-pandemic society lies ahead. Airlines will have to find ways to weather the crisis and accommodate a “new normal”. As preparations begin to restore operations, a myriad of […]

Foresee the Unforeseeable

Foresee the Unforeseeable – Airline Demand Forecasting in Times of COVID-19

The Challenge: Predicting Demand for Air Traffic in a Highly Disruptive Environment The current Corona pandemic has devastated many industries, but only a few with the vigor that struck the aviation sector. Under the impression of international travel bans and national lock-downs, customers were unable or unwilling to travel anymore. Thus, airlines were forced to […]

How does Video Analytics Help Airports to Implement COVID-19 Hygiene Regulations?

Introduction For several month the COVID-19 outbreak has limited public and professional life globally. Air travel and tourism have been especially impacted by a wave of measures designed to prevent the spread of the virus. As the peak is past and the lockdown is being lifted, public life in most European countries is coming back. […]