Beijing airport inspires push for AI system

Beijing airport inspires push for AI system

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Beijing airport inspires push for AI system
Tourists arrive at the Songkran festival’s Suvarnabhumi aircraft passenger switch on April 11 for the first time. ( Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

As part of Thailand’s effort to become a regional aviation hub, the government may use artificial intelligence ( AI ) to improve airport management.

Deputy Prime Minister and Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit presented the idea to integrate AI into the aircraft management structure after his Thursday visit to Beijing Capital International Airport in China.

According to Mr. Suriya, the Beijing airport has significantly shortened the amount of time it takes to unload passengers ‘ luggage from the aircraft, clean the house, and perform necessary pre-flight repair thanks to AI.

The AI and big data systems, which have been developed heavily in the past nine years to improve the carrier’s management effectiveness, are now paying off, he said.

The airport’s Artificial- driven management structure, in the case of departing passengers, helps trail, analyse and calculate the average time each passenger spends from the moment they arrive at the airport until they leave, he said.

According to him, the time it takes arriving passengers to depart with their luggage is tracked, adding that the system can also track how long arriving passengers waited for public transportation services. The data can also be used to enhance these companies.

Since its opening in 1999, the Beijing aircraft now has three end houses, 372 aprons and three airports, he said. It serves up to 82 flights, which in complete operate 221 pathways, including 138 regional and 83 worldwide.

Beijing carrier’s area is monitored in genuine- time through 16, 000 security cameras and 22, 000 motion- tracking sensors, said Mr Suriya, adding the airport is a role model for Suvarnabhumi airport to improve its services with AI.

From Wednesday through June 4, the Suvarnabhumi aircraft will install new computerized passport-checking channels in place of the old ones. The airport’s involuntary card check area may experience a longer wait as a result of the work.

Airports of Thailand ( AoT ) Plc, meanwhile, uploaded rendered images of Chiang Mai airport’s new international terminal, a building designed to have more than 70, 000 square metres of usable space.

According to the AoT, the terminal will have a Lanna modern contemporary aesthetic, be environmentally friendly, and have a general design concept to make it accessible to people with disabilities.

The project’s primary 15 billion baht stage is expected to receive case approval this year, allowing work to begin the following year and come to an end in 2028, according to the report.

Upon completion of the first stage, the airport’s ability of handling people will be expanded to 16.5 million people per year, up from 8 million per month, said the AoT.