WestJet and Edmonton International Airport launch flow-through check-in
CALGARY, Alberta. November 1, 2007. WestJet and Edmonton Airports today launched flow-through check-in at Edmonton International Airport. With flow-through check-in, guests keep their baggage with them after it is tagged and then they place it on a belt themselves. Guests move forward through the check-in counters then straight through to the baggage belt, creating less congestion than the traditional counter set-up.
“Edmonton International Airport is Canada’s fastest-growing airport and we are pleased to have partnered with WestJet to create an innovative and efficient check-in area,” said Reg Milley, CEO Edmonton Airports. “WestJet’s new $2.6-million flow-through check-in is a prime example of using new technology to optimize space and provide an improved passenger experience.”
“WestJet is thrilled to add Edmonton as our fourth destination to offer flow-through check-in for our guests,” said Mike Hafichuk, WestJet Director of Airports Planning. “We strive to offer our guests a friendly, efficient and stress-free experience from time of booking to final destination, and flow-through check-in is another option on WestJet’s growing list of innovative check-in choices.”
WestJet now offers guests the option of either checking in online through web check-in, on their PDA (personal digital assistant) using mobile check-in, at a self serve check-in kiosk at the airport, or by using a traditional counter or flow-through check-in. WestJet was also the first airline in North America to launch the electronic boarding pass which is accepted at all 26 WestJet Canadian destinations.
WestJet is Canada’s leading low-fare airline offering scheduled service throughout its 38-city North American and Caribbean network. Named Canada’s most admired corporate culture in 2005 and 2006, WestJet pioneered low-cost high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of 68 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback television provided by Bell ExpressVu on the majority of its fleet, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.
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