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Ticketing - Articles and news items

Abu Dhabi Airports install new traveller document authentication system

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.

Chopin Airport introduces new ‘safe gates’ to speed up boarding pass control

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.

An interview with Paul Behan, Programme Manager, Fast Travel programmes, IATA

Issue 6 2008, Past issues  •  3 December 2008  •  Paul Behan, Programme Manager, Fast Travel programmes, IATA

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.

Bar Coded Boarding Passes (BCBP)

Issue 6 2008, Past issues  •  3 December 2008  •  Eric Léopold, Project Manager, Bar Coded Boarding Passes

An interview with Mr. Eric Léopold, Project Manager, Bar Coded Boarding Passes (BCBP).

Extending self-service

Issue 1 2008, Past issues  •  4 February 2008  •  Philippe Bruyère, Programme Director, Simplifying Business, IATA

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.

Picking up the pace

Issue 2 2006, Past issues  •  16 June 2006  •  Bryan Wilson, Project Director – Electronic Ticketing, IATA

With IATA’s e-ticketing initiative drawing to a close, Bryan Wilson discusses the savings for airlines that convert and the costs for those that fail to.

Full speed ahead on e-tickets

Issue 3 2005, Past issues  •  16 September 2005  •  Bryan Wilson, Project Director – Electronic Ticketing, IATA

IATA’s e-ticketing initiative has covered substantial ground since its inception, but as Bryan Wilson, there are still obstacles to overcome.

Common use is common sense

Issue 2 2005, Past issues  •  10 June 2005  •  IATA Corporate Communications, Geneva

The International Air Transport Association continues to spearhead the industry initiative to ‘simplify’ the business.

 

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