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New navigation technology trialled at Luton Airport

The employees at Car Hire Luton Airport like the new technology being trialled at the airport as it makes the passenger experience easier. 

The UK’s biggest airline Easyjet is trialling new iBeacon navigation technology at Luton Airport. It will work by having various beacons across the airport sending useful notifications to phones via Bluetooth. It is aimed at speeding up the boarding process by sending out messages to passengers about when to have their boarding passes and passports ready, and help navigating the airport.

Peter Duffy, commercial director for EasyJet, said “This is another example of how EasyJet is innovating to make travel easier for passengers across Europe. By becoming the first airline to trial iBeacons across Europe we can help speed up the airport journey and provide assistance to our passengers making it even easier to fly with EasyJet. We are trialling the use of iBeacons at three of our busiest airports and if they prove popular we will roll them out across Europe. Customers travelling through London Luton, London Gatwick or Paris Charles de Gaulle with an Apple iPhone and EasyJet app can benefit from the technology from this week, enhancing the in-airport experience when interacting with our beacons in the trial this summer.”

The technology is also being trialled at Gatwick and Paris Charles de Gaulle during the busy summer period, and if popular it will be rolled out all over Europe. It uses the customers Bluetooth to estimate their proximity to a beacon, to send the correct message at the correct time.