Next week’s FTE APEX Asia Expo (9-10 November 2022) will feature a conference session on ‘Future Airports: Transformative approaches to reimagine the ways in which airports are developed, managed, leverage technology and realise potential’. Ahead of his participation in the session, Jan Michael Wicki, Head Program Development and Coordination at the new Noida International Airport, shared his thoughts on setting a new benchmark as a digital airport and the technologies that will provide a seamless and contactless flow through the airport.
Noida International Airport is the upcoming greenfield airport at Jewar, India, which will enhance connectivity to and from the Delhi National Capital Region, Noida and Western Uttar Pradesh. The airport is being developed by Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a 100% subsidiary of Zurich Airport International AG, in close partnership with both the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Government of India.
Ground-breaking on the project took place in November 2021 and the airport is scheduled to open in October 2024.
Sharing a preview of the key messages he will deliver at FTE APEX Asia Expo, Wicki said: “We believe that successful digitisation starts off by understanding our core value streams, our processes and by utilising technology as the key enabler to set new benchmarks enhancing experience, efficiency and earnings.”
“Our digital strategy is building on data-sharing among all partners”
Indeed, Noida International Airport aims to set a new benchmark as a digital airport, with the implementation of state-of-the-art technology to provide a seamless and mostly contactless flow through the airport. This will be supported by integrated systems, services and the use of technologies such as indoor navigation, passenger flow management, and data analytics. The digital environment to be set up at Noida International Airport includes paperless digital processing across all checkpoints in line with the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation’s DigiYatra Policy.
“Our digital strategy is building on data-sharing among all partners,” Wicki explained. “We are, therefore, implementing one central data platform to create insights, build data-based products and enable data-driven decision-making from which passengers, as well as airlines and partners, will benefit.”
While still about two years away from starting operations, Wicki added that Noida International Airport is looking at the provision of face-recognition at passenger touchpoints and exploring measures like sensor-based tracking and virtual lines to avoid queuing. “Passengers can also expect a paperless journey when travelling through Noida International Airport.”
Learn more about the new Noida International Airport at FTE APEX Asia Expo (9-10 November 2022). Jan Michael Wicki, Head Program Development and Coordination, Noida International Airport, is speaking in a conference session on ‘Future Airports: Transformative approaches to reimagine the ways in which airports are developed, managed, leverage technology and realise potential’. Click here to register.