The new system supporting six languages — including Arabic or Korean — is much faster and more informative than conventional boards
International passengers at Prague airport now have it much easier to navigate themselves at Terminal B. The airport has launched new digital signage that provides all airport information and is available in six languages. Apart from Czech and English, the system supports Russian, Arabic, Korean and Chinese.
The signage provides passengers with information displayed on eight digital screens in total. It reflects the current traffic and passenger flow throughout the day. To help travellers who don’t speak English, the system responds in a language specified by the locations from where they have come from or where they are going at any given moment.
This means that during the day, the active language versions change depending on the composition of the passenger flow.
According to the airport’s statement, the signage system provides much more information than conventional information boards thanks to its state-of-the-art technology. For example, it shows passengers which gate they have to go to and how many minutes they will need to get there.
Increasing amount of air traffic calls for accessible information
The system also uses pictograms to show passengers where services such as restaurants and bathrooms are located. Passengers arriving in Prague can also check what the current weather is.
“As the number of flights at Prague airport continues increasing, so does the number of passengers with specific language requirements,” said Václav Řehoř, chairman of the board of directors of Prague airport.
“The growing amount of air traffic calls for information to be provided faster and more efficiently. Therefore, digital signage is another project of Prague Airport’s technology development, which goes hand-in-hand with its construction development.”
If the operation at Terminal 1 proves successful, the airport is planning to install it in other locations as part of its daily operations.