13 Apr 2017

4 Airline Technology Trends That Will Rule in 2017

The airline industry is experiencing this transformation first hand! Modern airlines are adopting the digital revolution in an effort to win over customers. This translates into a better travel experience for air passengers across the globe, but what will airlines roll out in the near future? Let’s take a look at the most influential airline technology trends that will have significant impacts in 2017.

Internet of Things (IoT)

According to Gartner, there will be 25 billion connected devices by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the concept of connecting all physical objects via a network. This concept is already helping the aviation industry as modern airlines are using IoT to offer the best customer service possible and to make their flights more efficient, safe, and enjoyable for the passengers.

So, it’s no surprise that IoT will generate many benefits for airlines in 2017. There are a number of examples of this concept’s success already. A great example being VietJet implementing the first airport check-in kiosks in Vietnam, simplifying the lives of their airline passengers.

Automation in the Aviation Industry

Automation has allowed airlines across the globe the chance to optimize their services. For air passengers, automation means a faster, more convenient travel experience with minimized tedious manual processes.

There are many areas of the aviation industry that can be streamlined with automation. However, the most important of them include: passenger reservation, ticket processing, cargo management, and in-flight services.

Automation is already occupying a large space in the airline industry and it will only be increased in 2017. For instance, ameliaRES Airline Passenger Reservation system has enabled Vieques Air Link (VAL), to make everything ticketless and passengers only need their confirmation or any type of ID at the time of check-in. Within 45 days of the ameliaRES implementation, 20% of VAL’s reservations were made through the web.

Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual Reality (VR) is another important technology that is going to make travelling more fun in 2017. This can be considered as another important avenue for airlines to collect data on customers. It also gives airlines a competitive edge when crafting offers.

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Source : InteliSys Aviation Systems

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