Dec. 29, 2016
Auckland Airport has introduced its first mobile self-service check-in kiosks to prepare for an anticipated record number of international visitors this summer, according to the New Zealand Herald.
The kiosks, which can be used by any participating airline, enable passengers to check in themselves, print boarding passes and bag tags so they can then just drop their bags off at the counter.
Auckland Airport general manager Judy Nicholl said the kiosks would enable more dynamic use of the check-in area and improve waiting times.
The airport has invested in 45 of the kiosks, which have a 12-hour rechargeable battery life so they can operate through extended peak periods.
Cathay Pacific and American Airlines have already started to use the new kiosks, with more airlines set to follow suit.