In spite of continued economic challenges, Americans are returning to the air in growing numbers. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), U.S. airlines carried 63.8 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in May 2011 – a 3.9 percent increase from May 2010 and 6.9 percent higher than May 2009.
Though positive, this news presents challenges to airports, which are under pressure internally to operate more efficiently and to better collect and manage their various revenue streams – as well as externally, from airlines who are demanding increased services from the airports they fly in to and out of. As business picks up, it’s more important than ever for airports to have the systems and solutions in place to gather, access, analyze, and share critical information.
More than 50 airports across the U.S. partner with PASSUR for a range of solutions encompassing such mission-critical tasks as landing fee management, surface management, tarmac delay management, field condition reporting, and departure metering. With PASSUR solutions on board, more and more airports are able to strengthen their operations; create a more fuel-efficient, “green,” and cost-effective operation for their airline partners; and bolster their bottom lines.