Self-service check-in kiosks have been introduced by SriLankan Airlines (UL) at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake.
Specially designed for airlines and air travellers, self-service check-in kiosk is a self-contained computer terminal which provides self-service check-in for single or multiple airlines. Kiosk has a user-friendly interactive touch screen monitor through which the customers can navigate the panels easily. Through kiosk, Passengers can check-in by entering their ticket numbers/ booking reference / FlySmiles membership numbers or scanning the barcode in the electronic ticket.
SriLankan Airlines has positioned staff near the kiosks to help customers who would require any assistance to complete the check-in process.
The newest check-in option also allows the passengers to select and change their seats, enter their FFP information, enter passenger information by scanning the passport and print boarding passes. With kiosk, the passengers carrying only hand luggage can proceed directly to immigration while those with check-in luggage can drop their bags at the Bag Drop Counter located just a few steps away from the kiosk terminals.
SriLankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wickramasinghe said “We consider this a noteworthy move in our future plans to place SriLankan Airlines in an expedient position along with our planned entry to the Oneworld global travel alliance. The Airline recognizes the need to adopt new technological advancements to be on par with the efficiency and speed in today’s aviation industry.”
SriLankan Airlines, Chief Executive Officer, Kapila Chandrasena said, ” We introduce Kiosk check-in option to comply with IATA’s initiatives to streamline business processes and make air travel more convenient through advanced and extremely user-friendly technologies. It not only saves the passengers’ time by avoiding queues and delays but also gives them the freedom to choose or change their seats and print their own boarding passes.”
SriLankan Airlines, Chief Marketing Officer, G.T. Jeyaseelan said, “SriLankan Airlines views this as an opportunity to speed up passenger handling and improve the levels of customer satisfaction. With the introduction of kiosk, BIA will be able to use its existing facilities more efficiently and maintain better control over its infrastructure.”
With the stationing of kiosks in alternate check-in locations, transactions are likely to become faster while reducing the congestion at the airport check-in counters. These also help utilize the employees for more in-depth customer relations and services.