NCR self-service airport check-in solution offers passengers a new level of speed and convenience
BEIJING, China, Jan 17, 2014 – Shenzhen Baoan International Airport selected NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, to provide a self-service airport check-in solution for its new T3 terminal which opened last year. The purchase includes 35 NCR TouchPort™ kiosks and support services, and was made possible through co-operation with TravelSky Technology Limited (“TravelSky”), the chief information technology provider of China’s air travel industry. TravelSky also provides Shenzhen Baoan International Airport with its passenger departure information system.
Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is a key transportation hub connecting the Pearl River Delta area with national and international reach, and the airport’s passenger volume has been growing steadily. With an aim to provide travelers with the convenience of self-service check-in at the new T3 terminal, the airport selected NCR for its performance, reputation and compliance with the airport’s platform.
“Travelers are looking to technology to make the everyday transactions of life faster and more convenient,” said Pedro Carrasco, vice president of sales EMEA/APAC, NCR Travel. “Our self-service check-in solution offers Shenzhen Baoan International passengers the opportunity to by-pass traditional check-in and reduce the time they might spend in line. It’s our first opportunity to demonstrate how NCR technology solutions can enhance the travel experience at Shenzhen Baoan and we look forward to exceeding their expectations.”
The NCR self-service airport check-in solution is fully compatible with the CUSS (“Common Use Self-Service”) platform and applications used by Shenzhen Baoan International Airport. The kiosks allow passengers to process check-in, check flight information, apply loyalty membership and scan boarding passes. The kiosks also feature NCR’s patented two-sided thermal paper technology, saving up to 40 percent on paper costs, reducing staff workload for paper replenishment and facilitating group check-in.
NCR is also providing on-site and maintenance services support to ensure the self-service check-in solution performs optimally for years to come.
Today NCR provides airport check-in solutions for three of the top five airlines worldwide. In China, NCR also provides self-service check-in solutions for airlines such as China Southern airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Air China.
About TravelSky Technology Limited
TravelSky Technology Limited is a core enterprise under China TravelSky Holding Company.
As a leading provider of information technology and commercial service in China’s air travel and tourism industry, TravelSky’s core business is oriented toward airlines, airports, ticket sales agents, travel enterprises and relevant civil aviation institutions and international organizations, providing comprehensive service including air passenger service, air travel distribution, airport passenger processing, air cargo data processing, an internet travel platform, domestic and an international transport revenue management system as well as final settlement and liquidation services.
About Shenzhen Baoan International Airport
Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is the first modern international airport combining transportation by sea, land and air in China. It was open to air traffic in October, 1991. By the end of June 2013, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport offered 141 domestic and internal routes reaching 103 cities with nine passenger and cargo based airlines.
Shenzhen Baoan International Airport has enjoyed a fast growing aviation business since its inception. In terms of passenger transportation, it became the fourth largest airport in China in 1996. It has handled more than ten million passengers since 2003 and is ranked among the top one hundred airports in the world. In 2011, Shenzhen Baoan International Airport was awarded the ‘Best Cargo Transportation Airport’ Award by industry leading publication ‘Air Cargo News', this is the first time an airport in China has earned this award.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 450 million transactions daily across the retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 26,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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