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Fast Travel programme nearing its target

Fast Travel programme nearing its target

As part of the ongoing Simplifying the Business (StB) initiative, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Fast Travel programme is rapidly progressing, attracting global support from airlines, airports and passengers alike. Ryan Ghee spoke to Stephan Copart, project manager, Fast Travel – IATA.

NFC-enabled mobile phones – the future of the check-in process?

NFC-enabled mobile phones – the future of the check-in process?

When it comes to check-in and boarding, for the airline, the airport and the passenger, the general rule is: the simpler, the better. The bar coded boarding pass is currently the standard used by more than 200 airlines globally, but with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology being increasingly explored as a potential alternative, just how […]

First CUPPS compliance certification achieved

First CUPPS compliance certification achieved

The first CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing System) certification has been achieved. In August, SITA became the first platform provider to achieve compliance certification and to successfully complete its CUPPS Pilot Program. Ross Falconer reports.

Kuala Lumpur’s StB vision

Kuala Lumpur’s StB vision

Malaysia Airports will host the inaugural Check-in Asia conference and exhibition at the Pan Pacific, Kuala Lumpur, on 24-26 November 2010 – a new check-in forum specifically for the Asia Pacific region. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is also one of the first Asia Pacific airports to become 100% BCBP (bar coded boarding pass) capable […]

Access IS promotes face-up bar code scanning

Access IS promotes face-up bar code scanning

Whether your ticket is read face-up or face-down by the scanner can have a significant impact on how long passengers are kept waiting. There have been successful trials to present them on mobile phones and personal digital organisers (PDAs) – a trend that may grow. This variety of media makes accurate, first-pass scanning harder and […]


The fully mobilized passenger

The fully mobilized passenger

The evidence suggests mobile will become the dominant form of check-in. Sales of internet-ready Smart Phone devices continue to grow at a significant pace – around 30% year-on-year. Meanwhile, major online players – such as Google and Yahoo Microsoft – are investing significant resources in developing and improving their mobile web offerings. Ross Falconer reports.

Remote check-in – driving new trends

Remote check-in – driving new trends

Where the US has successfully extended the check-in process away from the mobile phone and internet to offer a full-service remote skycap operation, further potential is seen to serve high passenger volumes at a time based on enlarging the cruise ship program to deal with conventions. Across the Atlantic, select destinations in Europe will soon […]


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Death of the kiosk?

Death of the kiosk?

Airports are at the cusp of a mobile check-in revolution, as new ways to check-in are being developed and trialled using the latest in mobile technology. With online check-in already popular, the convenience factor that allows passengers to check-in before they arrive at the airport has implications for the airport kiosk. According to industry experts, […]

The BCBP vision

The BCBP vision

All airlines must be Bar Coded Boarding Pass (BCBP) capable by the end of 2008, and by the end of 2010 all boarding passes must be BCBP. When the 2010 deadline is reached, BCBP usage will result in an annual $800 million saving to airlines. Ross Falconer spoke with Eric Leopold, Project Manager, BCBP, IATA, […]

SAS biometric success

SAS biometric success

Almost two years after SAS became the first airline to introduce biometric check-in, its success across the domestic market has prompted the carrier to discuss a further roll-out across its international routes. Louise Driscoll looks at the progress that the airline has made with its biometric solution.

Fasttrack Travel

Fasttrack Travel

IATA has announced a string of airport trials, which will give passengers new ways to check-in. With an emphasis on baggage self-tagging, mobile check-in and common use kiosks, the ‘fast travel’ initiative is expected to benefit both the industry and passengers. Louise Driscoll reports.

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