May 25, 2022

Gearing up for summer travel: Airports brace for surging demand

Neo’s helping deliver a clean and healthy experience this travel season.

Summer is around the corner. The sun is shining, the weather is warming up and summer festival schedules are beginning to roll out. 

The summer of 2022 will usher in a renewed wave of enthusiastic travelers eager to break the monotony and homesickness of back-to-back summers at home. 

For the first time since the pandemic brought travel to a halt, airports around the world are expecting greater levels of air travel. But after two years of cutbacks to staff and budgets, meeting this surging demand is proving problematic. 

The European Airports Association predicts 66 percent of airports in Europe will experience cancellations and delays this summer. Canadian travelers are already seeing the effect. Travelers passing through Toronto Pearson Airport are experiencing hour-long delays due to staffing challenges. 

With staffing challenges expected to persist through the summer months, two primary issues remain: How can airports meet this summer’s surging demand while maintaining elevated health and safety standards which are the new normal? And how can airports demonstrate they wholeheartedly believe in the value of clean to onlooking vacationers?

Avidbots is here to help with Neo, the fully autonomous floor scrubbing robot.

Helping cleaning teams meet the challenge: How Neo augments airport custodial teams

Intelligent, dynamic, thorough — these are just a few words used to describe Avidbots’ autonomous floor-cleaning robot. They’re also key elements enabling airports from Tokyo to Montreal to deliver next-level cleaning performance.

Neo helps airports solve key cleaning challenges this busy vacation season, including:

  • Around-the-clock cleaning requirements: Thousands of shoes over miles of airport flooring create never-ending cleaning demands. Large crowds also present a figurative — and sometimes literal — roadblock to cleaning. Thanks to Avidbots Autonomy, Neo’s advanced mapping and decision-making capabilities ensure airport floors remain clean during active operations. Dynamically responding to ever-changing environments, Neo cleans the floors 24/7, even during busy periods.
  • Consistently disinfecting high-touch surfaces: Door handles, faucets, luggage carts, ticket kiosks — travelers interact with countless surfaces as they move through airports. For airport cleaning teams, juggling surface disinfection and floor care is difficult. Neo allows airports to enhance their surface disinfection regimen by reallocating cleaning teams to other areas while Neo cleans the floor. And with the Disinfection Add-On, Neo handles high-touch surface disinfection as well, adding additional layers to 3-D surface disinfection efforts and raising cleaning standards even higher.
  • Constantly evolving airport cleaning demands: Knowing where and when to clean is half the battle. Neo goes deeper, delivering in-depth cleaning statistics and insightful analytics, helping optimize airport cleaning operations and deliver a measurable clean. Through Avidbots Command Center, airport cleaning teams can manage, monitor and measure cleaning performance across a range of metrics. From total cleaning time and total area cleaned, to tracking missed areas, Neo helps airports adapt to surging demand and delivers efficient and effective solutions.

Boost your airport cleaning and sanitizing efforts!

To learn how Neo can improve your custodial team's performance and efficiency while enhancing your airport’s public perception, please contact us and discover your path to cleaning optimization.