Airports building and management has undergone many transformations from their first establishment until today. Due to new regulations and novelties in aviation industry airports changed their management system as well.
First airport in the world in history is considered to be College Park Airport, Maryland, USA, which is active since 1909.
Airports management changes from country to country: some airports are managed by private companies, while others are under control of government.
Changes in airport management are observed in
- Ground handling
- Scheduling and network
- IT and communication
- Technical & facility management
A lot of travelers spend their time in airports. In this article we prepared a list of new services that were added in airports recently.
- Interactive website
Before going to the airport check airports website to see what airport can offer for you while you are waiting for your flight. International Schiphol Airport Amsterdam sometimes has concerts and other events, you can participate in your waiting time.
- Boarding pass printing counters
Although this facilities are put in airports by airline companies, presence of these counters make a printing of boarding pass after online check-in a lot more easier.
- Real-time baggage tracking
International airports, such as Doha International Hamad Airport offer baggage tracing services, which will not allow your baggage get lost.
- Wi-Fi hotspots
Some airports offer free Wi-Fi service, while others charge for it on hourly or daily basis. Make sure to check the information on the website, so that you can be prepared.
- Business lounges
Business lounges are not very new service in airports, but they introduced a lot of novelties, such as online reservation systems, payment through earned miles and others.
- Sleeping Pods
Sleeping Pods are available only in some international airports. First airport, which introduced sleeping pods in Europe is Helsinki Airport.