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Trend toward capsule hotels for airport passengers
The growing concept of an Aerotropolis surrounding airports is a major factor that has contributed to the growth of the market.
Airport operators are planning to improve the passenger experience by providing value-added services, such as sleeping pods within the terminal building as an option to all segments of customers through cost-effective resting areas.
In recent years, there has been a growing demand for capsule sleeping pods, which are more effective and flexible for passengers during a flight delay or transit flight.
AirPod Development Stages
Introducing AirPod model design
Mockup to test basic environment for the user
Design adjustments after testing the Mockup
Our Answer to the Challenge
- Better overall functionality of the unit with more features compared to competition.
- Luxury at affordable prices as well as cutting-edge technology.
- No need for a pre-ready-made space for installing.
- Fast-expanding Business model with an aim to become market leader.
The AirPod capsule
AirPod Sleeping Pod is a private “capsule style” unit designed to be installed in public spaces such as, airports, hotels, railway & bus stations, shopping centers, and offices. It is an ideal solution for people who are seeking a place to relax, sleep, work, or enjoy some privacy, while still being in a public place.
AirPod is full of cutting-edge technologies that enable users to undertake tasks in total privacy and comfort while still remaining in the heart of a public or commercial space. AirPod will contain features to enhance the user experience such as Wi-Fi, touch screen monitor, air conditioning, sound reduction technology, smart-glass privacy, mood lighting and anti-stress ambient programming.
Privacy & Comfort
The AirPod offers privacy, security, and safety – the opportunity for you to change your perception of airport traveling, in particular, spending time in airports while waiting or taking a rest.
The AirPod is a luxurious and fully functional sleeping pod, which is designed to accommodate overnight and short-term stays with all the features you would expect.
Cleaning & Disinfection
AirPod has integrated scent machine into Air condition which refines and perfumes the air with the procedure of cold micro-molecular dispersion. It eliminates 100% of unpleasant smells and increases the level of oxygen atoms in the air and negative ions. Integrated LED lights for disinfection that turns on after each user (for more information download WP). The last step before next customer can use AirPod is a physical check by our staff at the airport.
Relax & Revitalization
Beside its basic functionality, our AirPod can also be used as Human Recovery Unit. The Antistress Technology in each AirPod is therapeutic and revitalizing for human mental and psychical recovery, specially designed for tired people. It also includes maximum relaxation encouraging three most important senses (smell, vision, and hearing).
- Free access to Amazon Fire TV
- Free High-speed Wi-Fi for all users
- Power sockets (USB/electricity)
- Working desk
- Luggage and personal belongings storage
- Air Condition & HEPA filter (fresh air and constant temperature)
- Alarm clock
- Flight status
- High quality seat that transforms into a bed
- Self-disinfection LED system
- Superior facilities
- External noise reduction
Case study: Dubai Airport
Airport transit passenger statistics show that the number of transit passengers varies from airport to airport – the lowest 10% and the highest is 67% (the airport in Dubai).
PASSENGER TRAFFIC 2015/16: 83 million
Transfer passengers: 55 million (67%)
Transfer passengers waiting for more than 3hr: 5,5 million +
Assumption: if 5% of Transfer passengers decide to Rent AirPod:
- 275.000 passengers/year
- 753 passengers/day
- 31 passengers/hour
If a single passenger rents AirPod for 1 hour we need to install 31 AirPods, which will be occupied 365/7/24.
By installing 31 AirPods at Dubai Airport we make 4 million+ EUR in revenue.