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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 […]

Innovative airport solutions

Innovative airport solutions

Ultra Electronics Airport Systems has announced the launch of its latest operational solution. UltraConnect is the company’s new global aviation messaging solution, which is able to provide reliable routing of all airline message types with particular focus at this stage on IATA RP17545 BSMs (Baggage Service Messages). The solution is already in use at one […]

Streamlining airline handling operations

Streamlining airline handling operations

All Nippon Airways has chosen Damarel to supply the latest version of its full DCS back up system. The solution provide a real-time transfer of passenger and flight information between an airline’s own DCS and Damarel’s Local DCS, ensuring the best possible continuation of service and on-time performance.

CUPPS: The platform of the future

CUPPS: The platform of the future

The CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing System) initiative is currently in its pilot phase, which is divided into four segments: the technical trials (currently ongoing), the compliance trials, the specification update, and the specification release. Ross Falconer reports on progress and the next steps.

The future for common-use bag drop

The future for common-use bag drop

Common-use bag drops are emerging at the airport as an extension of the self-service experience – transferring more control away from the airline agent into the hands of the passenger. Louise Driscoll reports on the benefits and challenges for the industry.


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.

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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.

The efficiencies of common bag drop

The efficiencies of common bag drop

Common baggage and fast drop initiatives have the potential to provide higher efficiency and throughput due to economies of scale and better use of airport real estate. They have benefits for airports, airlines and innovative handling agents, and bag drop looks set to become a less-than 30-second process. Ross Falconer reports.

JAL innovative boarding system

JAL innovative boarding system

Japan Airlines (JAL) participated in evaluation testing of ‘e-airport procedures: SPT Trial 2007’, which was implemented by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation (MLIT) and Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The airline is implementing a number of innovations to simplify the travel experience. Ross Falconer reports.

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