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IDeaS Enables Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Transform Its Parking Business

February 14, 2019





IDeaS Enables Raleigh-Durham International Airport

to Transform Its Parking Business





RDU to implement demand-based, dynamic pricing technology to optimize capacity for 18,830 parking spaces





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MINNEAPOLIS, MN—February 12, 2019—With passenger numbers exceeding 12.8 million in 2018, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)is the primary anchor for the popular Research Triangle destinationof North Carolina. As the next step in its Parking Transformation Program, the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority has partnered with IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the global leader in revenue management, to create a better parking experience and optimize space utilization.


The partnership aims to enhance RDU guests’ parking experience and returns from the airport’s 18,830 parking spaces—the largest source of revenue for the airport. IDeaS Car Park Revenue Management System (RMS)is a cloud-based forecasting and pricing solution that uses advanced SAS®analytics, artificial intelligence and deep machine-learning to deliver optimal demand-based, dynamic pricing decisions fueled by a 365-day future view of parking demand.


  • Focus on passenger experience –RDU aims to further transform its customers’ parking experience by changing the dialogue around parking to one of added value, ease and economy. IDeaS Car Park RMS is a complement to the ParkRDU parking reservation system it soft-launched in mid-2018 and will enable RDU to sell the right product, to the right customer, at the right price, at the right time.
  • Airport parking in a sharing economy–It’s no secret one of the biggest challenges facing airport parking—including at RDU—is competition. To effectively compete, RDU aims to address the experience, convenience and value of parking over other modes of transportation. It is seeking to be competitively affordable for ParkRDU consumers.
  • A partner they can trust –Mindful of potential pitfalls when implementing new technology, RDU identified IDeaS Revenue Solutions as the right business partner because of its 30 years of revenue management experience—including an extensive list of airport parking clients—its industry-leading analytics and robust dynamic pricing tools, and its integrations with RDU’s other parking suppliers.


Michael Landguth, president and CEO of Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, said:“IDeaS has the technology and expertise necessary to help us make informed decisions, shaping more effective marketing strategies, sales programs and overall airport parking revenue management. We are fortunate to have a renowned data-analytics partner right here in the Research Triangle.”


Guy Barnes, head of global sales, parking, IDeaS, said: “While the concept of demand-based dynamic pricing in the wider travel industry is not new, RDU is one of the first airports in the U.S. to further invest in its future by transforming its commercial strategy for parking. IDeaS is extremely excited to be a partner in its journey to drive new levels of revenue performance while continuing to improve customer experience.”


About IDeaS
IDeaS, a SAS company, is the world’s leading provider of revenue management software and services. With 30 years of expertise, IDeaS drives better revenue for more than 10,000 clients in 124 countries. Combining industry knowledge with innovative, data-analytics technology, IDeaS creates sophisticated yet simple ways to empower revenue leaders with precise, automated pricing decisions they can trust. Results delivered. Revenue transformed. Discover greater profitability at ideas.com.


About the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority operates Raleigh-Durham International Airport. In 2018, 12.8 million passengers, about 35,000 people per day, flew through RDU. With 66 nonstop destinationsand 11 airlines, RDU connects central North Carolina to the people and places that matter most. RDU powers the region’s economy with an $12.6 billion annual economic impact supporting 5,000 on-campus and 86,000 regional jobs. RDU was named the best connected medium hub airport by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s International Center for Aviation in 2016 and 2017. Learn about the Airport Authorityboard, including its monthly meetings.

SKIDATA Completes Massive Parking Technology Installation At Raleigh-Durham International Airport

October 12, 2018

SKIDATA Completes Massive Parking Technology Installation At Raleigh-Durham International Airport





New Brunswick, NJ (October 12, 2018)—When Raleigh-Durham International Airport decided to upgrade their entire parking infrastructure, they identified the need to provide the more than 11 million annual visitors with a modern and convenient parking experience. As part of their Vision 2040 Master Plan, the airport expanded their parking offerings to provide easy and convenient options to meet the varying needs of their manyvisitors.




The massive 14-car-park installation includes a total of 19 Entry Lanes and 29 Exits with an impressive 19 Automatic Payment Machines (APMs). SKIDATA’s Power. Gate column devices were used at entry and exit with corresponding Barrier Gates. The abundance of APMs provide the convenience of self-service payment with both credit cards and cash transactions. The airport chose to primarily go with Credit Cash APM units for credit-card-only transactions along with 3 Easy Cash credit and cash processing units. As an additional payment option, 10 cashier terminals were installed for in-lane cashiering.


For the full airport system, SKIDATA’s PARCS solution is paired with Paris Technologies’ business data management as well as ADVAM’s parking reservation product.


“We are incredibly honored to be partnering with this forward-thinking airport team,” said Coley Nash, Business Development – SKIDATA. “This is a great collaboration that shows their dedication to the visitor experience.”


SKIDATA is passionate about its commitment to deliver superior, reliable, and trendsetting solutions.



SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.


Contact: Matthew Gooley

From: SKIDATA, Inc.

Email: Matt.Gooley@Skidata.com

Website: www.SKIDATA.com