That means a mind-boggling amount of information will be passed electronically between airlines, airports and Governments on passengers, crew, flights, cargo, baggage and special services.
According to airline IT specialist SITA, the electronic data underpins every aspect of operations with almost 100 million messages exchanged daily and more than 2,400 industry players rely on the information every day.
This should help airlines and airports, particularly Heathrow, which is expecting to welcome 80% of Olympic all traffic, over the next two weeks.
Departures are likely to be more logistically challenging with the majority compressed into three days and¬†August 13 expected to be the busiest day in the airport’s history with 45% more departures than on a normal day.
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