Swissport International AG has signed letters of intent with two start-up companies, to explore the potential of blockchain technology for airport ground handling.
Swissport and Winding Tree, a blockchain-based travel distribution platform, will explore the potential of distributing existing travel services and new offers. Blockchain will allow any provider to tap into the Swissport inventory through Winding Tree.
While the focus will initially be on distributing classic ancillary travel services such as airport lounge access to independent travellers, blockchain can also provide distribution of additional services to individuals and corporate clients in the longer term.
Winding Tree already counts airlines among its travel partners but Swissport will be its launch partner for ancillary ground travel services.
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