Ever-inventive brands are using smartphones to connect with passengers at airports and on almost every stage of their journey, writes Jeremy Corfield.
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Asia-Pacific airports finished the year with a 7.1% increase in passenger numbers while the Middle East recorded passenger traffic growth of 12.1% in 2012.
Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta and Dubai International have both broken into the top 10 busiest airports in the world.
Novosibirsk International Airport handled 247,489 passengers in January, representing an 14.6% increase on the same month last year.
A “dramatic increase” in the number of passengers carrying smartphones is fuelling demand for self-boarding and flight updates on mobile devices.