Edinburgh Airport, the gateway to Scotland, is rapidly approaching pre-pandemic passenger levels and experiencing significant growth, including a remarkable 120% increase in trans-Atlantic traffic. To meet the urgent need for greater operational efficiency, Edinburgh Airport has made the strategic decision to adopt Veovo’s Intelligent Airport Platform.
This cutting-edge technology roll-out, including Veovo’s Airport Operational Database (AODB), Resource Management System (RMS), and Revenue Management modules, will facilitate improved collaboration with aviation partners, optimize asset utilization, and unlock new revenue streams.
Denis McIlroy, Head of IT at Edinburgh Airport, highlighted the importance of a modern and agile system, stating, “The fast-paced nature of the airport environment and our business means we need to have a modern system that is as agile and efficient as our operation, which is exactly what Veovo’s system delivers. We’re a very data-driven airport, and the functionality of the Veovo system will complement our work to improve the information for passengers and airlines, as well as respond quickly to potential issues and make informed plans and decisions across our campus.”
Enhanced Decision-Making and Efficiency
In order to support airport operations and optimize aircraft turnaround in an ever-changing environment, Edinburgh Airport and its partners will utilize Veovo’s web-based platform. This advanced platform replaces static operational plans with accurate situational awareness accessible from anywhere. By leveraging predictive insights, real-time data, and “manage by exception” principles, staff members can prioritize their tasks effectively, reducing delays and ensuring seamless operations. The system also enables efficient utilization of gates, check-in counters, and baggage carousels, further enhancing operational efficiency.
Improved Aeronautical Billing and Revenue Opportunities
The implementation of Veovo’s system will significantly enhance the speed and efficiency of Edinburgh Airport’s aeronautical billing processes, leading to improved time to invoice and enhanced cash flow. The airport will also be able to swiftly introduce new route support schemes and align carrier charges with its sustainability, efficiency, and commercial goals. This integrated approach seamlessly merges operational and revenue management, maximizing profitability for Edinburgh Airport.
James Williamson, Veovo CEO, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are delighted to be chosen by Edinburgh to replace their Airport Operational System. Coupling the new flight management capabilities with our passenger flow solutions, also used by Edinburgh Airport, will put them firmly on the path towards Total Airport Management. This integrated approach enables more holistic and proactive resource management – reducing delays, improving resilience, and optimizing performance.”
Veovo’s Intelligent Airport Platform: A Global Solution
Veovo’s Intelligent Airport Platform is trusted by airports worldwide, including renowned destinations like Sydney, Orlando, Hong Kong, and Schiphol. The platform offers standalone modules or integrated components, encompassing Flight Management and AODB, Resource Management, Guest Engagement (FIDS), Revenue Management, Passenger Flow and Queue Management, Capacity Optimization, and Forecasting. This comprehensive suite of solutions empowers airports to harness AI-powered recommendations, automation, and valuable insights, ensuring high-performance operations and seamless travel experiences.
Edinburgh Airport’s selection of Veovo’s Intelligent Airport Platform signifies a significant step toward a digital transformation that optimizes operations, enhances passenger experiences, and drives revenue growth. By embracing Veovo’s cutting-edge technology solutions, Edinburgh Airport will continue to lead the aviation industry, delivering efficiency, collaboration, and an exceptional travel experience for all passengers.