Julia Sattel, new president of Bob.io to drive the digital transformation of the airports of the future
Bob.io, the Spanish startup that leads the new way of flying post-covid-19, has appointed Julia Sattel as the new president of the company to reinforce its national and international expansion and lead the digital transformation of the Spanish airport network.
Air tourism continues to be one of the sectors most affected by the covid-19 crisis, which has driven unprecedented digitization within the sector to face this new reality, with special focus on airports, large infrastructures that barely experienced any changes in the way they operated in recent years.
At the forefront of this change is the Spanish startup Bob.io offering a home luggage pick-up, check-in, and delivery service that allows travelers to avoid carrying suitcases, save the check-in queue, minimize waiting time at the airport and reduce contact in a simple, comfortable and fast way thanks to technology.
Bob.io was founded by Félix Campano 3 years ago and, today, it is in full growth in Spain. It is present in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, La Coruña, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and plans to end the year with a presence in 14 airports, including Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife South, Tenerife North, Malaga, Valencia, Alicante-Elche, Ibiza, Seville, and Oviedo. Likewise, Bob.io has an agreement with the main airlines nationwide, including Iberia, KLM, Iberia Express, Air France, and Latam Airlines, covering more than 200 flight routes to more than 60 different destination countries.
Julia Sattel, new bet of the company
Julia Sattel has worked for Amadeus for 25 years, successfully leading the growth of the company and the Amadeus Solutions business unit, innovative technology designed for airlines that already employ 216 airlines and that in 2019 reached almost 2 billion passengers. Julia Sattel has held various management positions within Amadeus, highlighting her previous position as President of Airlines. Her extensive career in the world of air tourism and her unstoppable knowledge of the airline industry have made her a reference in the sector.
In addition, before entering the aviation industry, Julia Sattel has held various positions of relevance within the IT sector, holding various senior sales and marketing positions at Toshiba and AEG Mobile Communications, where she gained extensive experience in the distribution of high-tech products and services in markets of various sizes and complexity in Europe. At an academic level, it should be noted that Julia Sattel studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Cologne and is perfectly fluent in 6 languages; English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.
Félix Campano, founder and CEO of Bob.io highlights that “the arrival of Julia Sattel to the company as president means that we are on the right track to achieve our goal of digitizing airports. Julia Sattel’s extensive experience and vision for the future are key to Bob.io and we are sure that with her arrival a new stage has just begun for us. We are getting closer to creating the airports of the future and contributing to creating a touchless or contactless travel experience .”
Furthermore, Julia Sattel, new president of Bob.io, emphasizes that “my passion is to see how the airline industry evolves and reinvents itself in order to face new realities. I am a faithful advocate for simplifying processes within the airport and Bob.io is the perfect example. I am excited and grateful to be part of this company that carries innovation, excellence, and the mission of making the airports of the future a reality .”
Digitization of the airport sector: fewer processes at the airport
Eliminating face-to-face procedures at the airport that can be carried out from our own mobile phone is one of the keys to digitizing the airport sector. Accelerating this innovation process has made even more sense after the emergence of covid-19, as it helps to avoid queues and interpersonal contact. Along these lines, Bob.io is in full expansion in our country to offer a better and safer travel experience.
Passengers only need to check-in online to get their boarding pass, access the Bob.io website, and indicate the time and place for the luggage pick-up. Bob.io drivers pick up the luggage, verify the identity of the client following international air security protocols, seal the suitcases to ensure that they cannot be tampered with, and check them in at the airport. Travelers only have to collect their bags directly at the baggage reclaim belt at the destination airport.