Low-cost contactless kiosks rolled out at Mumbai

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Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport says it has introduced nearly 50 of SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks, becoming one of the first airports in India to deliver a completely contactless way for passengers to check-in for their flight.

The technology allows passengers to use their mobile device to interact with kiosks, which it is claimed significantly reduces the need to touch surfaces in the airport and meets the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation’s (MoCA) new passenger processing guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of spreading Covid-19 infections.

According to SITA, the kiosks were developed in response to rapidly changing passenger requirements as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, claiming the application is a cost-effective alternative to significant investment in new low-touch infrastructure. The solution leverages existing common-use kiosks and therefore does not require changes or modifications to airlines’ existing IATA CUSS standard check-in applications.

Using the kiosks, travelers passing through Terminal 2 of the airport can now simply scan a QR code on their mobile phone or tablet to operate the kiosks. After scanning the QR code, they can then use their mobile device as a trackpad to control check-in and self-bag drop kiosks to print their boarding passes and bag tags.

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