Since launching in May 2011 the platform has attracted roughly 20,000 members worldwide, he claims.

The concept works by prompting users to enter their personal interests, flight details and departure airport before matching them up with individuals with similar interests and travel arrangements…

Although somewhat of a pioneer in this field, Pasternack is not alone in exploring the possibility of transforming airports into social meeting places.

Vantaa Airport in Helsinki, Finland, recently considered the possibility of introducing an airport speed-dating service.