More auto check-in at Helsinki.
A "quick and easy check-in option" is now available to
more passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa as additional airlines adopt the
automatic system provided by management company Finavia. Check-in kiosks
will mean shorter queues and less waiting and are now also available to
passengers flying with Blue1, SAS, Aer Lingus and Estonian Air. This
means that more than 80% of all passengers at the airport can now use
kiosks to check in, where previously this had only been available to
those flying with Finnair, Finncomm and KLM. Located in all the
departure halls, the kiosks provide quick access to check-in systems of
all participating airlines.
Airport general manager Karl Salonen said that a passenger can
check in at any vacant kiosk. He added that the kiosks, initially
introduced around a year ago, have helped to ease congestion during peak
hours in the morning and afternoon.
A number of carriers also provide an online check-in service.
Finavia offers airlines using Helsinki-Vantaa an opportunity to
adopt the CUSS check-in system (Common Use Self Service). Currently,
there are 24 check-in kiosks developed by IBM in the airport's
domestic and international terminals.