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Together with Kai Schmidhuber, Senior Vice President Multichannel & eCommerce at Fraport, AOE CEO Kian Gould held the keynote as well as a breakout session at the Imagine Conference 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The topic was the joint Omnichannel project to digitalize the Frankfurt Airport. The reactions of Twitter users were overwhelming. You can find a selection of tweets below.
The day before the keynote, the joint project of Fraport and AOE (see video) was awarded the Prize for “Best Omnichannel Experience”. The award recognizes excellence for the best omnichannel experience across multiple channels. The solution provides passengers with numerous useful on- and offline shopping-, service- and real-time information options; for example, customers can choose from a number of options when ordering merchandise, which can then be delivered to the gate or home, or picked up in-store at the airport.
Fabrizio Branca (<link https: twitter.com fbrnc external-link-new-window internal link in new>@fbrnc), Lead System Developer at the AOE US office in San Francisco, has “never been prouder to be a part of @aoepeople.”
“We can only grow bigger in the digital space.” Kai Schmidhuber, Fraport, about the Frankfurt Airport.
The colleagues of the development company @SummaSolutions from Buenos Aires saluted and called AOE “the Magic Johnson of omnichannel”. An elegant analogy, though Magic Johnson, as legendary All-Star and Dream Teamer, is truly in a class of his own.
The Fraport project and the talk held by Kian and Kai have left quite an impression. Or, as Andreas von Studnitz (<link https: twitter.com avstudnitz external-link-new-window internal link in new>@avstudnitz)commented, “When I’ll fly back to Frankfurt tomorrow, I’ll have a different view on the airport.”
Aviation & Travel
“Are you crazy? Joining a start-up in the travel space in the middle of the worst global pandemic for over a century?!” That was just one of the concerned comments made to me when I left my previous job role after seven years and joined Omnevo in May 2021, with most of the aviation world at a standstill. in fact, it was Omnevo’s confidence and ambition in launching during the pandemic that told me this was something special. In the aviation industry’s chaos, they saw an opportunity. Exactly one year later, I know I made the right decision. While Omnevo is a relatively new brand to the market, we’re backed by AOE – one of the most experienced players in the market – and we’ve assembled a team of highly experienced people who have worked across airline operations, retail, F&B operations, logistics and technology for many years. This experience, combined with an incredibly skilled technical team, means that we can make impactful changes to an airline’s performance; and that’s exactly how Omnevo saw the opportunity, even while most of the world’s fleets were grounded.
Aviation & Travel
In this third blog in a series focused on airline adoption of a revenue digitalization strategy, I want to zoom-in from the broader focus shared in the first two blogs and their emphasis on front-end issues and, instead, focus on how the digital solution is embedded across the airline’s day-to-day operations in F&B/Retail – driving new performance levels in every area it touches, for both LCCs and FSCs.
Aviation & Travel
To be honest, I thought at first that it was an April Fool joke - but researchers at UC Berkeley have genuinely managed to convert airline food waste into aircraft fuel! Thankfully, this process doesn’t mean that flight crew must gather the leftovers to power the aircraft – or that the guy in Row 7 can’t have a dessert because the plane’s low on fuel - but it illustrates how there are always ways to find new solutions to old problems.