SITA, a technologyanalysis and researchcompanyanswerable forstimulatingtech. revolutionby collaborating with airlines, airports, and technology specialists globally—opined that distributed ledgersare far moreadditionaleconomical and efficient when it comesrendering airline serviceslikepassengersidentification, ticketing andmore.
The magazine quoted Gustavo Pina, director atSITA Lab.,whoargued thatone amongthe most importantobstacles preventing a seamless journeyarethe siloed processes thatthey needto scale through ona dailybasis.
Adding further he mentioned:
“They act asvitalspeed bumps ateachstep of theapproach. By collaborating asa singletrade,We expect tosleekthat journey and blockchain isone amongthe technologies that have the potentialto makethisattainable. Therefore explaining the industry’svitalinterest in it.”
The study bySITAconjointlydisclosedthatbothairlines and airports had found exciting use cases for the blockchain from the rollout ofpassengertokens to frequent flyer programs [34%] along with the e-tickets [31%].Fifty ninepercent of the airlines haveconjointlyplacein situblockchainanalysisprograms to beemployedby 2021.
To increase theanalysison the potentials ofusingblockchain technology,it was announcedearlier by SITA inJune thatits considering to launch The Aviation Blockchain Sandbox. “Through thiscooperativeinnovationwe’ll acceleratethe learningfor all and have alreadyvitalinterest inpursuingcross-industry initiatives through the Aviation Blockchain Sandbox initiative,” Pina explained in an announcement.
However,there are stillsome airportsthat arestill sitting on the fence on adopting the technology, others have begunto usethe employmentof blockchain technology in their operations.
Brisbane International leadsthe roadfor the adoption of the technology, aspeopletraveling to Australia could currentlypaynumerouscryptocurrencies at theBrisbaneInternationalairport.Within thesame vein,AmsterdamSchipholairport installed ATM that lets passengers convert their euros into Bitcoin [BTC] or Ethereum [ETH].
Dubai InternationalAirport, took it ananother step forward by revealing its intentionto employa passport-free entry intotown. It signedanagreement with UK-based blockchain startup ObjectTech,that partnered with Dubai’s Immigration and Visas Department to developa newbiometric verification solution with blockchain technology.