Big Data in Flight
New Projects Help Airports Solve Headaches
A lot can go wrong on flights: lost luggage, delays on the tarmac, missed connections and canceled flights, for starters. But these headaches could diminish as project teams leverage reams of data to improve every aspect of the travel process. Around the globe, airports and airlines are sponsoring big data projects to alleviate airport congestion and make air travel more efficient. As airports struggle to accommodate a growing number of passengers while operating at near maximum capacity, innovative use of data could deliver big benefits.