Edinburgh Airport starts Google Glass trial

Travel News 01 Oct 2014

Edinburgh Airport is the latest airport to embrace wearable technology. The airport has equipped its concierge with Google Glass on a trial period to test its viability as a customer service tool.

From now and the end of the year, staff will use the device to provide passengers with real-time flight information, to translate foreign language documents and to answer general questions about the airport and the city of Edinburgh.

The airport’s management view the Glass as mode that enables staff to be fully mobile and well-equipped with information useful to the visitors.

Edinburgh Airport is the second UK airport to host a trial of Google Glass, following a successful pilot by Virgin Atlantic at London Heathrow’s Upper Class Wing earlier in 2014.