Better Airport®

Always one step ahead – be a Better Airport.

Because operating an airport should be simple and efficient

Better Airport® is your cohesive airport planning software solution that ties together operations, analysis, and planning for the entire airport operation. At the same time, Better Airport is a modular system that allows you to mix and match the modules your operation requires, whether it be forecasting, security, immigration, or stand and gate. Whatever your airport operation needs, Better Airport accommodates.

 

Better Airport will take your airport to the next level of operational efficiency, providing you with one comprehensive, data-driven, user-friendly, innovative solution for forecasting, planning, optimizing, and executing operations.

 

We passionately believe that operating an airport should be simple and efficient. Better Airport brings clarity and confidence to plans, data, and complex decision-making, empowering both you and your business to better predict, operate, and optimize. We create value together and ensure mutual success through partnership, trust, and determination.

Better Airport is a comprehensive solution that covers the entire airport experience, from curb to gate. It allows your airport operations team to forecast, plan, optimize, and operate on a single platform. The system contains six core modules – Better Forecast, Better Check-in, Better Security, Better Border, Better Baggage, and Better Stand & Gate – enabling you to opt in to any one module at any time.

 

Today, airports are using Better Airport to solve a range of tasks from forecasting, schedule handling, planning, staffing, break optimization, virtual queuing, RMS functions, and more across all the operational areas.

 

With Better Airport, your airport operations team will be able to plan across all time horizons in a single solution – from daily planning to tactical planning on a weekly or monthly basis, to capacity planning years into the future. At the same time, it will empower your data to improve situational awareness, provide a common operational picture, and enhance proactive planning and decision-making.

 

Procuring our solution is also engaging in a long-term partnership with the company behind it. We are ready to take part in your journey – and invite you along on ours.

Key features

COMPREHENSIVE – Better Airport is driven by powerful underlying calculation engines, including state-of-the-art machine learning. That is how we bring together the full value adding potential of forecasting, optimized planning, passenger flow management, and staffing within Better Airport.

MODULAR – While Better Airport can cover the entire passenger experience from curb to gate, the software is modular, giving you the option to opt in only to the modules relevant to your needs.

DATA-DRIVEN – Better Airport empowers your data to provide the foundation for real-time decision-making, planning, and advanced analytics.

USER-FRIENDLY – Our is solution built to be intuitive and easily interactive, enabling users at all levels and functions to quickly solve their tasks at hand.

AGILE – Making your operation truly agile and able to quickly adapt to changing circumstances, Better Airport is supported by a company of passionate airport professionals who thrive through strong and mutually rewarding partnerships.

Key benefits

AN EFFICIENT OPERATION – Better Airport is one central solution for data-driven decision-making, planning, and the execution of your operations, improving the efficiency and utilization of your airport from curb to gate.

A WORLD-CLASS STAKEHOLDER SERVICE – It is one platform for all stakeholders to share the plans and real-time information that will enable your airport to optimize and perform better.

REDUCTION IN MANUAL WORK – Automation of the planning process and seamless real-time updates save significant time and resources, creating value in other areas.

AN EASY-TO-OPERATE SOLUTION – Better Airport’s intuitive user experience makes complex operations easy to manage.

ON-TIME DELIVERY – The team behind Better Airport has a strong record of delivering on time and creating tangible results. We are not here solely to implement a technical solution. We are here to deliver lasting results.

BETTER FORECAST

Forecasts passenger and baggage volumes and corresponding arrival curves at various touchpoints across the terminal. Provides an automated planning flow in real-time while machine learning ensures continuous data-driven improvement.

BETTER CHECK-IN

Allocates check-in counters and queue area using its unique Queue Vision feature to reduce flow area bottlenecks and secures optimized use of check-in infrastructure.

BETTER SECURITY

Generation of lane opening plans at security checkpoint(s) and the corresponding demand for staff based on passenger presentation.

BETTER BORDER

Transforms in real-time a forecasted passenger arrival curve into optimized desk opening plans and resultant demand for border control staff.

BETTER BAGGAGE

Allocates baggage make-up positions considering any early baggage storage and secures optimized use of infrastructure. Allocation of baggage reclaim belts provides balanced use of reclaim belts, thereby improving the passenger flow.

BETTER STAND & GATE

In development. It will allocate stands and gates, considering all constraints and forecasts estimated times and aircraft links using machine learning. Thanks to the Horizon 2020 funding, the solution will be taken to the next level, which includes refining the machine learning components and advancing Better Airport®’s aircraft allocation solution.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 880158.

As a cloud-based SaaS application, Better Airport does not require a large up-front payment and marks the end of being stuck with a system you do not use. In cooperation with you, we make sure that Better Airport is calibrated and ready for use, before we let you plan, analyze, and execute.

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Since forming Copenhagen Optimization in 2014, we have been working with major airports across the globe delivering significant benefits. This includes a 51% reduction in security wait times at Geneva International Airport, an 18% efficiency gain in check-in and baggage at Toronto Pearson, and a 10.4% increase in security staff efficiency at Dublin Airport. Read all our cases below:

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