Key recent airport innovations
Airports keep innovating for the benefit of the travellers, sometimes on their own, sometimes in cooperation with airlines.
Most projects include use of technology to facilitate self service or information flow, but also some activities to simply get the magic back to air travel, for example with Helsinki's new-look baggage hall and sleeping pods for transfer travellers.
Here a quick description, but find more details in enclosed article:
real time flight tracking introduced by Cork Airport
Helsinki's new-look baggage hall, reflecting Finland's natural beauty - and sleeping pods for travellers to improve the transfer experience, but also their partnership with Finnair to turn the runway into a catwalk are quite unique
Tigerair airport agents being equipped with iPads to reduce queues and improve the customer experience
Malaysia's first fully self-service bag drop system launched by Air Asia and Type 22
new bag drop and check in solutions at Madrid through cooperation of Iberia, Aena and Siemens
digital business lounge by Aéroports de Paris at Orly
automated document authentication at Abu Dhabi airport
central security at Amsterdam Schiphol
biometric passenger token project at Aruba Airport - to ensure the "happy flow"
Find more details here.