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Finavia and Xovis expand cooperation

Fabian Rütschi

Finavia joins the fast-growing list of airport operators that count on Xovis fter a successful trial.

Finavia joins the fast-growing list of airport operators that count on Xovis. After a successful trial, Xovis 3D sensors and software solutions are permanently installed to measure waiting times and other KPIs at the Border Control of Helsinki Airport (HEL). Finland largest hub is undergoing a vast development program, aiming at increasing the passenger throughput from 17 million in 2016 to 20 million in 2020. Xovis’ expansion in Northern Europe coincides with the recent opening of the new south pier at HEL.

“The expansion of Helsinki Airport includes the extensions of existing facilities as well as the addition of new sections. From a passenger experience point of view, it is imperative to have a technology in place that helps move the significantly increasing number of passengers through the airport as smoothly and efficiently as possible. To achieve this, we have decided on the addition of the Xovis system to our suite of passenger flow management solutions after we could get familiar with it and be convinced by it during the trial stage”, states Eero Knuutila, Head of Service Development at Finavia.

“Finavia is the third Northern European airport operator in this month to choose Xovis. The region is of strategic importance to us. Being part of HEL’s development program is another great opportunity to demonstrate the compelling advantages of our technology and to help our customer improve its competitive position via an optimized passenger experience and increased passenger satisfaction”¸ rejoices Andreas Fähndrich, Managing Director Xovis Airports.

Xovis’ technology combines 3D sensors and software solutions. The system can be deployed all over the airport. In May 2017, the Khaleej Times reported on the remarkable reduction of waiting times Dubai International Airport, the world’s third busiest airport, has achieved based on the Xovis system. 3D stereo vision technology is highly robust against all kinds of external influences, such as shadows, light changes and heat emissions. The image processing occurs on the sensor, which keeps operation costs low and simplifies installation and maintenance.

About Finavia

Finavia operates the network of 21 airports in Finland. The aim of the Development Programme is to strengthen Helsinki Airport's strong competitive position, especially in air traffic between Europe and Asia and to get ready to serve 20 Million passengers by 2020. Helsinki Airport's strengths include short transit times, friendly staff and world class, innovative services. We want to preserve these also as the passenger volume increases. The value of the Development Project is approximately EUR 1 billion.

About Xovis

More than 40 international airports count on Switzerland based Xovis to measure a broad range of KPIs such as waiting times, process times and passenger throughput. The combination of 3D sensors and software solutions stands out with unmatched accuracy, reliability, and ease of use. The system