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    5 Ways Airports are Making Travel Easier

    5 Ways Airports are Making Travel Easier

    Hint: Technology is your best friend

    The time between Thanksgiving and New Year's are the busiest travel days of the year for airports in the United States. All too often, crowds and delay scan dampen a harried traveler's holiday cheer. But, luckily, these innovative technologies may just make your flight merry and bright.

    Information at your fingertips

    With airport and travel apps, your journey becomes easier and more convenient than before. Many airports are easier to navigate than ever before with real-time flight and gate change updates, baggage collection points, terminal maps and even directions to the airport lounge.

    Seamless check-in, immigration, security and baggage handling

    Airports use scanning technologies to eliminate delays and ensure the right people and their luggage board the right plane and get to their destination on time.

    Your safety and security

    From the moment you set foot in an airport and until you arrive at your destination, integrated security and video surveillance systems are at work inside and outside the terminal to ensure you are safe. These security systems monitor and ensure swift detection, analysis and real-time response to changing threats and security demands.

    Comfortable heating and cooling

    When you arrive at an airport gate, the lighting and air conditioning is set at optimum levels. Airports use integrated terminal building management systems to control and manage heating, cooling, indoor air quality, and lighting systems that maintain comfort.

    On-time departure


    For an airline pilot, managing rush-hour traffic on the tarmac and getting from the gate to the runway is complex. With our airfield lighting based automated guidance system, it is possible to guide planes to the runway and from the gate as quickly as possible and ensures flight delays are kept to a minimum. Pilots can simply follow a series of green lights activated on the tarmac, making the whole process smooth, safe and efficient, even with low visibility.