GUWAHATI, June 8 - Students of the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) have developed a mobile application, �Flyzy�, to provide seamless air travelling experience to passengers during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The application has been developed by IIT-G�s Deepak Meena, third year B Tech student of the Department of Chemistry and Hansraj Patel, third year B Tech student of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering along with Arjit Singh, fourth year B Tech student of the Department of Electrical Engineering of Seth Jai Parkash Mukund Pal Institute of Engineering and Technology (JMIT).
Flyzy has been developed as per International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines. The application seeks to provide contactless boarding, taking into account easier baggage drop, manageable parking and better shopping experience, besides providing necessary updates during the whole journey.
The students also seek to build Flyzy into an aviation information technology company for providing stress-free and safe journey to flyers.
�The focus of the start-up is the software that they have developed and will be installed at the airports. The application is their way of taking the software to the public. The idea behind the mobile-based software is because majority of the people have smart phones. Moreover, it is hybrid software which will support face-biometric recognition in the future, without even changing the complete software system of the airport,� said a statement.
It said that the idea is not only relevant during the present pandemic situation but will also be of use during the non-crisis time.
�The main idea behind the application is to provide a seamless journey to passengers as they move through the airport, especially to the first-time flyers. The application will guide them thoroughly and provide them with an easy understanding and implementation of several airport functions. Passengers can shop from the airport using the application and can also pay from the application. They can either opt for the takeaway or gate delivery option. The application also supports multi-currency payments. For food ordering purpose, the app suggests to the passengers the best option they could choose, based on the flight status. For instance, if the flight departs in one hour, the app will suggest to the passenger the food items that could be prepared within the available time,� said the statement.