Predicting flight delays in the Tracking Cloud™

Over a million passengers pass through Helsinki airport every month. The ground handling services provided by Swissport Finland ensure that the baggage services at the airport operate quickly. Bluugo is partnering with Swissport to combine the power of data and the Tracking Cloud™ platform to detect airplane delays before they even happen.

Predicting future flight delays with Tracking Cloud™ and Machine Learning

Flight delays are frustrating for everyone involved most of all the passengers. For ground handling services, the flight delays may mean that ramp crews have to wait at the stand for the planes to arrive. Bluugo is combining flight data with machine learning to predict the flight delays before the plane has even taken off.

Operations control can access real-time information

By far the most significant cause of delays is airplanes arriving late, which causes knock-on delays for future flights. Machine learning can pick up on the flight delay patterns and make a future prediction based on the previous delays. These predictions can provide an early indication of the future airport situation before it has happened. This is displayed in the Tracking Cloud™ alongside real-time flight updates in an accessible dashboard. Swissport’s operations control now has access to real-time flight delay updates. These updates help to assign ramp crews to planes efficiently and provide a speedier response for passengers.

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This innovation has already picked up a nomination in the Pride of Ground Handling Awards. It adds to our intelligent geofencing solution, which monitors baggage handling vehicles in real-time and collects automatic timestamps.

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