Beijing Capital International Airport has chosen SITA’s common-use passenger processing technology, AirportConnect Open, for implementation in Terminals 2 and 3. SITA is also working with the airport to investigate how both kiosks and self-bag drop can support the management of its passengers.
As it celebrates five years of independent ownership, London Gatwick Airport has announced a £1 billion investment to transform the North Terminal passenger experience. Enhancements will include a new check-in area with 60 self-service bag drop units, a new next-generation security area, and 15 state-of-the-art new e-gates.
The 2014 SITA/ACI Airport IT Trends Survey reveals that improving passenger processes is airports’ main priority, with the ‘connected traveller’ impacting investment.
FTE explores how the likes of Changi, Incheon and Kuala Lumpur airports, plus Cathay Pacific, JAL and Cebu Pacific, are improving the airport experience.
ICM Airport Technics has signed a framework agreement with Heathrow Airport and been awarded a contract by Aéroports de Paris for the roll out of its bag drop units.
New common use self-service check-in kiosks and bag drop units have been installed in Terminal 1 to help reduce queues at the manned check-in counters.
Incheon Airport has confirmed to FTE that it plans to introduce a self-service bag drop system, which is scheduled to go live in December 2014.
FTE spoke to Halifax International Airport Authority to find out more about North America’s first fully common use self-service check-in hall.
Passengers flying from Halifax Stanfield International Airport can now make use of self-service bag drop regardless of which airline they are flying with.
Austrian Airlines is trialling four Scan&Fly self-service bag drop units in the Austrian Star Alliance Terminal Check-in 3 at Vienna Airport.