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Published on : Saturday, April 9, 2016
Hamad International Airport (HIA) announced today that it has commenced the testing phase of its program to transform into a ‘smart airport’ by integrating best of breed technologies that would offer passengers more control and independence over their journey.
The Prime Minister and Interior Minister of the State-of-Qatar, H.E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, along with the Minister of Transport and Communications, H.E Mr. Jassim Seif Ahmed Al Sulaiti attended a trial session at HIA. The new technologies at the airport were demonstrated to them by Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA.
From check-in to boarding, every step of the journey will be self-service enabled to significantly improve efficiency and reduce waiting time, facilitating fast and seamless passenger experience.Combined with the airport’s complimentary Wi-Fi and the iBeacon enabled mobile app that offers way-finding and context relevant information, HIA’s passengers will truly enjoy an immersive travel experience.
Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA said: “HIA continuously and proactively focuses on its people, processes, technology and partnerships with key stakeholders to provide world class service, as recognized by the industry. The latest passenger processing and security technologies are either already deployed or being trialled to maintain and boost our position as one of the best airports in the world.”
HIA became one of the first airports to support Home Printed Bag Tags (HPBT) and already provides self-service check-in. It will soon be introducing its next generation common-use self- service check-in and self-service bag drop services which will enable passengers to check-in themselves, print their boarding pass and baggage tags, tag their bags and simply drop them off at the custom designed bag-drop system.
Source:-Hamad International Airport