Veovo Helps Keflavik Airport Give You a Better Travel Experience
Keflavik Airport uses Veovo Passenger Predictability technology to display wait times and optimize staff resources in real-time.
Keflavik Airport one of the fastest growing tourist – and transit – destinations in Europe, has joined an ever growing club of international airports around the world, who uses Veovo Passenger Predictability to improve the traveler experience and optimise operations. The solution, which monitors passenger queue and dwell times within the airport, enables Keflavik Airport to provide a positive experience by displaying waiting times to passengers and real-time data to airport resource planners.
Iceland’s Keflavik Airport has been expanding and is Iceland´s main hub for 25 international airlines. It has more than doubled its passenger numbers between 2010 and 2015 and is expected to handle 6.7 million passengers in 2016.
Real-time data help the airport to understand and improve.
To help handle the increasing passenger numbers smoothly and efficiently, the airport implemented the solution. Installed in more than 25 airports globally, Veovo helps Keflavik to measure passenger movement through the terminal in real-time so they can understand and improve the operation.
Wait time screens ease passenger frustration.
From a passenger perspective, the solution has allowed the airport to display waiting times on screens and on the airport’s website which helps to keep the traveler informed, reduces frustration and delivers a more stress free, pleasant transit experience.
Prompt response to irregular operations.
Operationally, the airport uses the data to monitor security line congestion which allows management to respond promptly and effectively to irregular operations and disruptions, to ultimately reduce processing times.
“We use the data to see when levels of service are breached and to find out the reasons. This has helped us to identify the problems we had with our work shifts starting a bit too late. Before installing the solution, we noticed this issue but did not have the valuable information at hand, to actually be able to quantify the problem. Now we are able to make more informed decisions in security,” says Guðmundur Karl Gautason, Project Manager – Operation Research at Keflavik Airport.
The data is also used to provide minute-by-minute live forecasts of waiting times. This enables the airport to adjust plans if expected wait times deviate from original forecasts, preventing queue build-up and avoiding potential KPI violations.
Future development plans
“We are seeing improvements in our resource planning anecdotal feedback suggests that our passengers are happy”, said Hanna M. Hermannsdóttir, Specialist in operation research at Keflavik Airport. “Moving forward, we are actively engaged with BLIP Systems to explore how we can extend the measurement to include other areas and processes within the terminal”.
“Veovo has allowed us to gain a good understanding of the security check-point dynamics, and most importantly, our customers benefit directly by getting a better service.”
“We are able to keep our passenger fully informed 24/7 about what to expect at security. Our aim is to make the experience as smooth as possible – Veovo helps us do that.”
“With Veovo, we can proactively manage passenger flow, and respond promptly and efficiently to irregular operations and disruptions.”
“Vital to our Master Plan programme is a deep understanding of airport capacity, bottlenecks and constraints, and Veovo is key to this.”
“Veovo allows us to provide customers with real-time information they need to plan their travels. Even more importantly, it provides us with data to focus on how to reduce wait times going forward.”
“Veovo has allowed us, together with our airport partners and stakeholders, to better manage operations, as well as improve the passenger experience by communicating expected wait times to passengers at processing points.”
“Veovo has dramatically improved our real-time operational decision-making, post-performance analysis, and capacity planning data analysis capabilities. But, perhaps, more importantly, it has helped us give our passengers a more positive airport experience.”
“Veovo gives us a clear picture of passenger movements, allowing us to provide the best customer service and proactively manage service levels before any issues arise.”
“Veovo enables us to monitor the quality of the terminal processes to improve resource planning, and to perform consistent reporting to internal and external stakeholders.”