September 14, 2016 1:37 pm
Scotland´s leading airport has turned to BlipTrack´s technology and sensors to gather data about passenger queue and flow. The information enables the airport to streamline operations at security lines and to display real-time waiting times throughout the airport.
With 11 million travelers last year and heading towards 12 million this year, Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport. Being that, it is crucial that logistics are on point around the airport to keep passengers happy. In July 2016, the airport reported the busiestever month after seeing 1,332,282 travelers through its doors – an increase of 9.6 % on the same month last year.
With the constant increase in passengers, Edinburgh Airport enlisted the expertise of Denmark-based BLIP Systems to design and implement the BlipTrack solution at the airport´s security lines, to help measure and handle passenger numbers smoothly and efficiently.
The solution provides the airport with detailed information about passengers´ queue times and how they move around the airport. The data gives the airport a clear picture on trends and patterns and how they are performing. It allows them to respond promptly and effectively – if lines are becoming congested – to ultimately reduce processing times. In addition, it also enables the airport to provide optimum service by displaying wait times on signs in the airport and on their website, thereby reducing passengers´ frustration by creating realistic wait time expectations.
“With BlipTrack we are able to keep our passengers fully informed 24/7 – both in the terminal and online – about what to expect at security. At peak times, up to 3,000 passengers an hour travel through security and our aim is to make that experience as smooth as possible whilst ensuring safety – BLIP Systems helps us do that,” says Adrian Witherow, Chief Operating Officer at Edinburgh Airport.
“In order to improve traveler satisfaction, comply with service-level agreements and evaluate key performance indicators, it is important that airport managers are able to measure passenger queue and flow and subsequently improve waiting times. With our fourth UK installation, we are confident that BlipTrack also will be successful in providing Edinburgh Airport with all the necessary data to both optimize processes and improve the passenger experience,” says Christian Bugislaus Carstens, Marketing Manager at BLIP Systems.
Edinburgh joins a host of other leading international airports, including JFK, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Dublin, Cincinnati, Helsinki, Auckland, Keflavik and Oslo, who are displaying real-time wait times, using the BlipTrack solution.
“With BlipTrack we are able to keep our passengers fully informed – both in the terminal and online – about what to expect at security. At peak times, up to 3,000 passengers an hour travel through security and our aim is to make that experience as smooth as possible whilst ensuring safety – BLIP Systems helps us do that.”
Chief Operating Officer at Edinburgh Airport
“We had very high expectations prior to the introduction of the system, and I am very happy to say that the outcome has proved very successful. The system has capabilities of further enhancements which will provide other long term solutions in the future.”
Operations Director at Bristol Airport
“BlipTrack has helped us to resource our operations on the day, and to identify pinch points and potential build ups. The BlipTrack data has proven to be very accurate and is used by our staff to monitor operations, and has enabled us to display accurate queue wait times to passengers and to provide an optimum passenger experience.”
Technology Projects Manager at Dublin Airport Operations
“BLIP Systems provides us with valuable insights in queue times of the most important passenger processes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. These insights are used to continuously improve our performance together with our stakeholders. BLIP Systems has proved to be a reliable partner, with clear a understanding of our needs.”
Martijn Van Boxtel
Operational Manager Terminal Logistics at Schiphol Group
“BlipTrack provides us with valuable real-time insights about passenger queue time dynamics, such as passenger appearances, capacity and production per lane. It helps our managers to secure low queue times at minimum cost, and also provides our Analysis Department with direct feedback on their forecasting performance.” Read more.
Head of Operational and Business Analysis at Copenhagen Airports
“BlipTrack helps us manage and eliminate potential problem spots within the facility. Sharing the processing time with our travelers provides them with peace of mind, so they may continue to expect a pleasant travel experience.” Read more
Gert-Jan de Graaff
President and CEO of JFKIAT
“BlipTrack has positioned CVG on the technology cutting edge of real-time wait analytics and efficiency planning. The solution provides us with immediate visibility to the customer experience and resource effectiveness with throughput planning. BlipTrack allows us to put the customer at ease at a critical stress point and instills our expectations around superior customer experience.” Read more
Vice President, Customer Experience at CVG
“The solution alerts airport employees about developing bottlenecks which allows them to react to the situation more quickly.” Read more
Vice President at JFKIAT
“Our use of BLIP Systems’ technology has proven quite successful. BlipTrack has enabled CVG to continue our close collaboration with TSA to ensure that the passenger experience at CVG is one that enhances the journey experience rather than detract from it.” Read more
CEO at Cincinnati Airport
“We use BlipTrack to see when levels of service are breached and to find out the reasons. This has helped us to identify work shift problems and to make more informed decisions.”
Guðmundur Karl Gautason
Project Manager - Operation Research at Keflavik Airport.
“BlipTrack has provided us with powerful tools, which have allowed us to gain a good understanding of the security check-point dynamics. In combination with the operational experience of our security staff, we work in an increasingly more proactive way. And most importantly, our customers benefit directly by getting a better service.”
Project Manager Landside Operations at Genève Aéroport
“By implementing BlipTrack at the airport, we are able to provide our passengers with a faster, more accurate information about wait time—and offer a better service.” Read more
Head of Passenger and Customer Services at Brussels Airport