Qantas Trials Next Generation Check In System In Perth
Qantas is trialling its Next Generation Check-in system at its domestic terminal at Perth Airport, with around 100,000 Qantas Frequent Flyers invited to take part.
Qantas Chief Executive Officer, Alan Joyce, said Next Generation Check-in would dramatically reduce check-in times, and eliminate queues for customers, allowing them to move quickly through the check-in area.
“The majority of these customers will have received their new Qantas Frequent Flyer Card embedded with “intelligent Q” chip technology.
“With one touch of their Frequent Flyer Card on our new Q Card Readers, passengers will now be checked in within seconds. The new card will also act as a permanent boarding pass,” said Mr Joyce.
The check in facility includes a priority security lane with new walkthrough equipment to the screening area. New self check-in kiosks and automatic bag drop facilities will also benefit passengers with service agents able to circulate throughout the terminal to assist customers.
“Perth is a very important market for Qantas and the recent $75 million upgrade of our domestic terminal made it the perfect choice to launch this trial phase of the project,” said Mr Joyce.
Throughout the Perth trial, construction and training will continue in Sydney, which will be ready to launch Next Generation Check-in later in 2010, followed by Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra in 2011. The program is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2011.