Just a couple of weeks after Milan Linate connected to the world’s biggest digital fuel network, another two airports in Italy joined the club. With airports in Naples and Venice as new members, airlines can rely on a comprehensive digital network in Italy.

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Airports In Italy On The Rise

Italian airports have made considerable progress during the last weeks. Just a couple of weeks after Milan Linate announced the connection to the digital fuel network, two additional airports in Italy are ready to join the digital hub. Naples Airport has already been connected in the first week of November. Venice Airport performs the final tests at the moment and plans a go-live around 11th November.

Why Is The Digital Fuel Network Important?

Surprisingly, the fueling process at many airports still is very manual. The problem with fueling is that every airport is different. Different in terms of fuel supplier, fuel provider, and used IT systems. That leads to manual and inefficient fueling processes. Moreover, verbal communication and paper-based documents dominate the process.

At this point, digital fuel networks come in. These are platforms that act as a middleware between airlines and fuel providers at airports. Accordingly, airlines only have to connect to one platform instead of integrating a sheer endless number of fuel providers. Digital fuel networks did very well the recent years and connected a considerable number of European airports

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    Digital Fuel Network Provides Several Benefits To Airlines And Fuel Providers

    Connecting to digital fuel networks holds enormous potential. Besides accelerated processes and cost savings, digital fuel networks enable a genuinely paperless process. On top of that, the digital approach eliminates verbal communication from the process. Thus, the risk of infection in times of COVID vanishes.

    Naples And Venice Join 26 European Airports

    After Rome (FCO) and Milan Linate (LIN), Naples and Venice are the third and fourth Italian airports connected. After Germany with ten airports, Italy represents the European country with 2nd most digital-ready airports. However, looking at Europe in total, more than 25 airports have been linked to the fuel network. That includes major hubs, such as Frankfurt (FRA), London (LHR), or Amsterdam (AMS) — but also mid-sized airports, for example, Zurich (ZRH), Vienna (VIE), or Goteborg (GOT). 

    Worldwide the fuel network consists of more than 50 airports across three continents. 

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    Connecting Naples And Venice A Joint Project Of Airlines, Fuel Provider, and Technology Provider

    Connecting the two Italian airports was a joint project of Lufthansa as an airline partner, various fuel suppliers, and ID1 as a technology provider. 

    “Together with our client Lufthansa we are beyond thrilled to connect Naples and Venice to our digital fuel network,” says Benjamin Walther, CEO of ID1. “We’d love to continue on that path and connect additional Italian airports in the upcoming months.”

    COVID-19 Drives Digitization

    Driven by COVID-19, many airlines, airports, and fuel providers are accelerating digital projects. Besides, Naples and Venice, Milan Linate, Prague, Larnaca, and Singapore recently connected to the digital fuel network. “On top of that, we are in the progress of connecting the first airports in Australia, Canada, and Turkey,” adds Benjamin Walther. 

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    Benjamin is an information-enthusiast, a content-maniac, and CEO of Information Design (in this order). His daily business revolves around pioneering solutions with the aim to change the way companies use information. His visions are based on expertise gained in more than 15 years in the industry, and working with renowned companies all over the globe.