Gatwick Airport Is Testing Out New Technology to Board Passengers by Seat

London’s Gatwick Airport Is Testing Out New Technology to Board Passengers by Individual Seat
Gatwick airport in London is the UK’s second-largest airport and is currently testing a new boarding experiment. In essence, Gatwick believes that they can speed up the boarding process by 10% based on individual seat numbers. The options range from the back of the plane first, starting with window seat passengers, and pre-boarding will include large screens to prevent overcrowding at the gate. With this arrangement, travelers who miss their seats will have to wait until the end of the boarding process. The airport is starting the experiment with gate number 101 on an EasyJet plane. Abhi Chacko, a technology executive at the airport, says, “by communicating to passengers better and boarding passengers by seat number, we also expect to make the whole boarding experience more relaxing and, potentially, prevent large numbers of passenger rushing forward at any stage.”
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