Ticketing - Articles and news items
Airport news • 11 May 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review
Abu Dhabi Airports has signed an agreement with SITA to provide iValidate, a new traveller document authentication system, at Terminal 3 by June 2015.
Airport news • 8 May 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review
Warsaw Chopin Airport has launched new gate readers to automate and fasten boarding pass control via printed and digital boarding passes.
Following the success of electronic ticketing, the IATA Board of Governors has asked IATA to look at other elements of the passenger journey, in order to offer a self service option for passengers to choose. IATA went out to passengers through their Corporate Air Travel Survey (CATS) and independently surveyed 11,000 passengers. We spoke with Paul to find out more about how IATA’s Fast Travel programme will revolutionise the way in which we pass through an airport.
A world in which a passenger has more choice and can control more aspects of air travel is IATA’s vision for its Fast Travel programme. The sight of a passenger entering information into a kiosk is no longer exclusive to airports in Europe or North America. Airports and airlines all over the world are now offering self check-in kiosks and the number keeps growing. In the last three years, the number of airports offering self check-in has grown from 10 to 85. Additionally, the concept of allowing passengers to manage the travel process has evolved considerably in the last two decades to include online booking, selecting seats, modifying reservations and checking in.