Accessibility

Panasonic / Tokyo Haneda Airport / WHILL INC working together on WHILL NEXT automated robotic electric wheelchairs for improved accessibilities and passenger experience

Panasonic Trials Automated Electric Wheelchair At Tokyo Haneda Airport

Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) is the world’s fifth busiest airport with over 80 million passengers in 2016 (Related Insight). With an aging population and an international mix of travellers, the airport is working with technology companies to invest in new accessibility solutions that would improve passenger experience and help it gain an advantage in a competitive landscape. This post highlights one trial with Panasonic to introduce automated electric wheelchair at terminals.

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Apple iOS 11 Home Screen

Hidden Apple iOS 11 Features That Travellers Can’t Do Without

The 2017 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference officially began on June 5, 2017 in San Jose, California. While the company spent half of the keynote’s time on its mobile operating system, iOS 11 (News), there were many new features that were not presented at lengths. Experience The Skies explores ten of them further that will positively impact travellers.

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New York LaGuardia International Airport

New York LaGuardia International Airport Improvement (Update)

New York

(This post was originally published on January 21, 2015 and updated on January 24 and July 28, 2015.)

New York LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) is one of three serving the Greater New York area. The other two are Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and New York JFK International Airport (JFK).  In 2013, these three airports served over 112 million passengers combined (which would put New York in the top three by passengers).

Individually, as noted in our 2013 airport review (refer to link), JFK is ranked No.19 in 2013. EWR is in the 40th spot and LGA is just outside the top 50 busiest by passengers.

Of these three airports, only LGA does not have a direct connection to commuter/regional train or subway systems. This is about to change.

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