EasyJet looks to AI to cut delays and deliver its bacon butties

©EPA The days of missing out on the last bacon baguette on an early morning easyJet flight or being delayed because of an emergency repair to one of the airline’s aircraft could soon be reduced. The British low-cost airline is accelerating its use of “big data” to cut costs and improve efficiency while attempting to boost revenues and the customer experience. More On this topic IN Airlines EasyJet has appointed its first head of data science to help improve fleet reliability, flight schedules and in-flight food and drink choices. Alberto Rey-Villaverde has been tasked with using artificial intelligence to analyse all areas of the 1.5bn hours flown each year by easyJet’s fleet of aircraft to help it avoid an unexpected failure that could cause a flight delay. In 2014, the…


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