Having introduced both Alipay and China Union Pay, Budapest Airport and Heinemann Duty Free have now rolled out WeChat Pay for Chinese passengers. Visitors from China can enjoy the same cashless payment experience in Budapest Airport, as they have at home.
Manchester Airports Group has announced a new partnership with travel technology scaleup AirPortr to expand home bag check-in and delivery services to Manchester Airport.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has announced the roll-out of its own network for Internet of Things applications at the airport. The network offers coverage in all public areas such as the arrival and departure halls, lounges, piers and Schiphol Plaza, and in non-public areas such as the baggage basements and aprons.
Frankfurt Airport has introduced a new self-driving guide robot, called YAPE, to accompany passengers to their gates and help them transport their luggage.
In response to growing passenger numbers, airports around Europe and beyond are implementing a raft of technologies to streamline the passenger experience – from digital signage and chatbots to reusable RFID bag tags. Report by Marta Dimitrova