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Happy Or Not® customer satisfaction tracking takes off at Heathrow airport hub

London Heathrow Airport has taken on board the HappyOrNot customer satisfaction measurement service to assess and report on customer satisfaction levels at one of the world's busiest air transport hubs.

June 12, 2012 - PRLog -- Heathrow is owned by the UK’s leading airport operator BAA. It is the world's third busiest airport and handles more international passengers than any other, making London one of the best connected hubs in Europe, and indeed in the world. The pressure to maintain high standards and surpass passenger service expectations is therefore very high.

"We needed a quick and simple method to understand our passengers' feedback on a day to day basis, allowing us to understand their perception of the security process with a voluntary process, and building a clear picture over time of changing  trends in passenger  feedback," explained Kevin Rendle, BAA spokesman.

The HappyOrNot customer satisfaction feedback units have been strategically positioned behind the security lanes where passengers exit the main search areas, allowing passengers to quickly offer voluntary feedback while on the move, just by pressing the feedback buttons in response to carefully devised questions.

"The reporting service ensures that ongoing feedback can be monitored over time, allowing the airport to rapidly address possible service deficiencies and further enhance passengers’ traveling experience," said Todd Theisen, HappyOrNot Global Sales Director.

Continuous feedback on airport security experiences

With the service only recently in place in one of the Terminals, Heathrow officials report that an impressive thirteen percent of passengers are consistently using the feedback units to share their opinions on their airport security experiences.

“The units have had an interesting effect on the behaviour or our security teams. Without any prompting the security staff are encouraging passengers to use the feedback units.  This is hugely encouraging as it is a positive interaction between our staff and the passenger, it really enforces to passengers that their feedback is important to us,” Mr. Rendle explained.

“We expect that the service will become an integral part of measuring passenger feedback and the results will be integrated into our management system which is reviewed on a daily basis by the terminal team,” Mr. Rendle added.

Happy Or Not provides clients with an easy to use feedback input device, which collects customer responses to record their satisfaction levels. The service includes a reporting service, which ensures scheduled reporting to desired organizational units. The solution ensures that clients can develop their customer-facing services, optimally train staff and even craft relevant staff incentive programs.

About HappyOrNot

HappyOrNot is a service company that works with clients across a variety of sectors to help them develop their sales and service experience by polling and reporting on customer enjoyment levels.

Based in Tampere, Finland and established in 2009, we serve clients in retail, entertainment, lifestyle and fitness, health care and other public service sectors. Our service has been recognised by several awards, including the InnoFinland business innovation award and the Retail Awards 2011 (Nordics).

More information available online: http://www.happy-or-not.com

About BAA and Heathrow

BAA is a leading airport company and at the heart of a very complex business.
We are involved in almost every aspect of the day-to-day running of our airports, we are considered a world leader in security and almost half our staff work in this area. We're one of the largest commercial landlords in the UK, providing more than 1 million sq ft of commercial accommodation for around 900 airport retail organisations. We're one of the construction industry's largest clients, continually investing in new, often state-of-the-art buildings.

In whatever we do, we try to minimise our environmental impact and to be one of the leading companies in corporate responsibility. Thousands of people keep BAA running smoothly at our locations around the world. Supporting our dedicated teams are our management: the Board, Executive Committee and airport management. These individuals give our company strategic direction and, ultimately, aim to keep our customers and investors happy.

We work closely with passengers to make sure we're giving them what they want. In fact, we conduct surveys to find out the views of about 70,000 passengers a year.

More information at http://www.baa.com and http://www.heathrowairport.com

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Source:Happy Or Not® Oy
Industry:Services, Consumer, Travel
Tags:Customer Satisfaction, Customer Feedback, Customer Service, Heathrow, Airport, Security, Services
Last Updated:Jun 12, 2012
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