World First: Belfast Airport Adopts Next-gen Veovo Revenue Management and Passenger Engagement Solutions
Veovo's next-generation platform is the new heart of Belfast International Airport's operations and revenue generation, providing automation, insight and predictability to boost efficiency and passenger satisfaction.
Belfast International Airport is first in the world to adopt Veovo's next-generation R8 Revenue Management and Passenger Engagement applications, which from part of Veovo's Predictive Collaboration Platform for optimized airport operations.
This application automates the end-to-end billing cycle, speeds time-to-invoice, and provides the charging flexibility needed to support airline contracts. The Passenger Engagement solution, in turn, will revitalize Belfast's passenger communications- new airport-wide flight display screens will offer content tailored by location and traveler needs.
"With traffic up 43 percent in the past three years, we urgently needed a modern, open platform to help us handle increased passenger numbers and simultaneously deliver a better traveler experiencing," said Chris McGarry, IT manager at Belfast International Airport. "The Veovo Predictive Collaboration Platform is unparalleled in providing real-time situational clarity and clever automation, while also lowering our operating costs. It's a great foundation for future growth and passenger engagement innovation." www.aviationpros.com/airports/press-rel ... -solutions
Government says it could cut PSO subsidies if more passengers flew
Spending review of regional airports shows Waterford to be most expensive per passenger
Passenger growth on State-subsidised flights from Dublin to both Kerry and Donegal could allow the Government to cut the funding it gives the airline operating those routes, a review has found.
A study of the regional airports programme produced by the Department of Transport shows that the public service obligation (PSO) routes have seen significant passenger growth in recent years with subsidies per passenger decreasing “substantially” since 2012.
Taxpayers paid €14 for every passenger that landed in Donegal Airport last year, just under €4 for every passenger that landed in Kerry Airport and €3 for all of those that landed in Ireland West Airport Knock. The funding includes capital and operational grants, while for Kerry and Donegal it also covers funds required to operate the PSO routes.
While Donegal was the most expensive of the operational regional airports in the State in 2018, when Waterford Airport last had flights it cost taxpayers considerably more per passenger.www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-a ... -1.3987297