The smart airport brings the future of Saudi Arabia airport operations by utilizing different technologies through the Internet of Things (IoT). With the advances in the number of passengers, the airports are looking for solutions that reduce the load and stress, increase the operational efficiency, generate new revenue, and gain a competitive advantage. This paper focuses on enhancing the passenger journey by increasing the terminal processes operations effectiveness. It mainly focuses on baggage handling, automated border control, and terminal navigation solutions. The concept of Smart Airport has been discussed along with review on different studies on systems implemented. The IoT design methodology steps are described in details. Also, a comparison between the traditional business model and the IoT business model have been determined along with the benefits of this transformation.
Applied Internet of Things in Saudi Arabia Airports