December 27, 2011
IATA awards Abu Dhabi International Airport for fast travel
Abu Dhabi International Airport becomes first in the region to successfully complete IATA's new initiative
The award was handed over by Tony Tyler, CEO IATA, to James E. Bennett, CEO of ADAC, with the attendance of various dignitaries from both organisations.
According to the 2009 IATA Corporate Air Travel Survey (CATS) conducted on worldwide passengers, 50 per cent of the passengers said they would prefer more self-service options to speed up their journey rather than queuing for check-in.
The IATA Fast Travel program will help airports provide passengers with self-service options in six main areas: Check-in, luggage drop-off (bags to-go), document checking, flight re-booking, self-boarding, and bag recovery.
IATA targeted five airport and airline pairs to implement the full Fast Travel set of initiatives as an IATA objective for 2011. Abu Dhabi International Airport offered to be one of the first 5 airports, with Etihad Airways as its pair, in the world to achieve the Fast Travel initiatives and successfully completed it within the deadline.Posted by CraigKeefner at December 27, 2011 08:56 AM