13 September 2022

New Research from Targa Telematics reveals a consistent increase in worldwide airport activity.

Report based on analysis carried out by Targa Telematics, a leading worldwide player in Airport Telematics, investigating hourly utilisation data from airport ground support vehicles.

In the first eight months of 2022, the utilisation rate of ground support vehicles both worldwide and at European level has increased to reach 81% of pre-pandemic levels, peaking in the months of April, May and June.

Targa Telematics will be taking part at the 2022 GSE Expo Europe in Paris and will be hosting three roundtables addressing key innovative aspects of GSE management and digitalization.




Targa Telematics, a technology company specialising in IoT solutions for connected mobility, has confirmed the findings based on analysis of hourly usage data received from airside ground support vehicles.

The company manages a total of more than two million connected and distributed assets, including vehicles operating within airports across the world. Targa’s Ground Handling technology enables the digitalization of airport processes, allowing key airport stakeholders to monitor and reduce operational costs, increase safety and security of people and assets, use vehicles in compliance with the airport regulations, and ensure efficient ground handling activity.

Analysing the average monthly hours of activity of each vehicle, the company concluded that the level of activity in airports in the first eight months of 2022 is at 81% of the levels observed during the same period in 2019.

The data supports a very positive trend line back to historic levels of activity, with worldwide peaks reached in the months of April, May, and June of 92%, 95%, and 91% respectively of those seen in 2019.

Nicola de Mattia, CEO at Targa Telematics, commented: “We are delighted to report that airport activity, both in Europe and globally, is slowly starting to recover from the effects of the pandemic, the consequences of which severely impacted the whole transportation industry. As a leading international telematics provider, our technology has proven successful at improving the efficiency of airport services and, in turn, helping operators to manage this increase in activity”.

Targa Telematics provides its services in many of the airports with a strong footprint in Europe, counting 20+ locations including Gatwick, Heathrow, Bristol, Edinburgh, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Paris, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Valencia, and Milan. The company is also present worldwide, collaborating with airports in Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Sydney, Auckland, and Boston, amongst many others.

The company will also be taking part at GSE Expo Europe in Paris on 13, 14, and 15thth of September 2022 in the Innovation zone area and will be hosting three roundtables, covering fleet optimisation, telematics for electric GSE, and GSE pooling for airports. Representatives from the media are welcome to attend the event.





Targa Telematics is an IT company with 20 years of experience in connected vehicles. It offers telematics technology solutions, smart mobility and digital IoT platforms for mobility operators. It addresses short and long-term rental companies, finance companies and large fleets, ranging from insurance telematics to asset and fleet management, from remote diagnostics and telemetry of vehicles, professional and construction vehicles, to the management of airport vehicles. In 2021 Targa Telematics recorded a turnover of 49 million euros, has 140 employees and more than 950 customers.

For more information: www.targatelematics.com



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